Bush and Trump Clash Over 9/11 Remarks

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Bush and Trump Clash Over 9/11 Remarks
Bush and Trump Clash Over 9/11 Remarks

Jeb Bush, Republican Candidate transitioned from defense to offense on Sunday over criticism made by fellow running mate Donald Trump that is brother, former president George W. Bush, carried some blame for the Sept 11,2001, attacks.
Trump again provoked a tit-for-tat with Bush that his brother should be blamed solely for the attack that killed over 3000 americans in his first year in office.
“Look, my brother responded to a crisis, and he did it as you would hope a president would do,” Bush said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“The great majority of Americans believe that. And I don’t know why he [Trump] keeps bringing this up.”
The former florida governor questioned Trump’s foreign policy credential and compared his grip on international issues to a reality tv show the billionaire formerly hosted.
“Across the spectrum of foreign policy, Mr. Trump talks about things that – as though he’s still on ‘The Apprentice,'” Bush said.
Trump doubled down on his comments during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” using a oft-repeated Jeb Bush phrase – that his brother “kept us safe” – against him.
“Jeb said: ‘We were safe with my brother. We were safe.’
Well the World Trade Center just fell down,” Trump said on
the program.
“I’m not blaming George Bush, but I don’t want Jeb Bush to say: ‘My brother kept us safe,’ because September 11th was one of the worst days in the history of this country.”
Trump however made a case for his tough stance against illegal immigration,saying that it would have gone a long way in curbing the 9/11 attacks from happening in the first place.
The 19 hijackers in the attacks all entered the United States legally on temporary visas, although a 9/11 commission report criticized flaws in the system that handled their applications.
Bush compared Trump comments to blaming President Franklin Roosevelt for the world war two attack on pearl harbor by the Japanese.
“Next week, Mr. Trump is probably going to say that FDR was around when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor,” he said. “It’s
what you do after that matters and that’s the sign of leadership” he said.