Donald Trump Refuses to Back Down After Suggesting Bush Was to Blame for 9/11
Donald Trump is refusing to back down after he insinuated former President George W. Bush deserved some blame for 9/11.
On CNN, Jeb Bush defended his brother, saying: “My brother responded to a crisis, and he did it as you would hope a president would do. He united the country, he organized our country, and he kept us safe. And there's no denying that. The great majority of Americans believe that.
“And I don't know why he keeps bringing this up. It doesn't show that he's a serious person as it relates to being commander in chief and being the architect of a foreign policy.”
Trump would not back down as he appeared on Fox News on Sunday.
Trump said: “Look, look, Jeb said, 'We were safe with my brother. We were safe.’ Well, the World Trade Center just fell down! Now, am I trying to blame him? I'm not blaming anybody. But the World Trade Center came down.
"So when he said, we were safe, that's not safe. We lost 3,000 people, it was one of the greatest—probably the greatest catastrophe ever in this country if you think about it, right?"
Trump added on Monday that the Bush administration "knew in advance" about the attack.
"CIA Director George Tenet knew in advance that there was going to be an attack," Trump said, CNN reported. "He knew in advance that there was going to be an attack."