Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump made another dig at former President George W. Bush for being incapable of protecting the American nation and blamed him for the September 11th, 2001 attacks.
During an appearance on Bloomberg Television, Donald Trump made a statement to emphasize his dislike for the Bush family as he is often making remarks about his rival contender for the Republican nomination, Jeb Bush.
According to Reuters, Trump told Bloomberg Television “When you talk about George Bush, I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time”, to which interviewer Stephanie Ruhle replied “Hold on, you can’t blame George Bush for that.” However, Trump insisted that it was Bush’s fault the twin towers were destroyed by the Islamist extremists in hijacked planes. He added “He was President, okay? Blame him, or don’t blame him, but he was President. The World Trade Center came down during his reign.”
Trump has made a similar statement regarding Republican Senator John McCain for not being a true American hero because he allowed himself to be caught by the enemy during the Vietnam War. McCain who was a fighter pilot was shot down over Hanoi and spent more than five years in a detention camp in Vietnam as a prisoner of war.
According to Reuters, the brother of George W. Bush, immediately took to Twitter and reacted to Trump’s allegations. He wrote “How pathetic for @realdonaldtrump to criticize the President for 9/11. We were attacked & my brother kept us safe.”
The American public praises George W. Bush for his actions after 9/11 and his efforts of keeping the nation safe and secure, but Donald Trump has not received any negative backlash in the polls with such aggressive rhetoric. He still leads the packed Republican field of 15 White House hopefuls.
It has been three months that real estate mogul and businessman Donald Trump has been leading the GOP primary and all three early voting states of New Hampshire, South Carolina and Iowa. He is self-funding his campaign using his great wealth and has been using the social media as his primary tool. Being politically incorrect, Trump has attracted an enormous crowd of supporters, mainly conservatives, who support his anti-immigration stances as the center part of his campaign.
However, Trump is missing in infrastructure, whereas Jeb Bush is missing in support. Bush’s name is his most vulnerable element, which Trump has been using constantly to widen the gap between their poll numbers.
The two Republicans are expected to clash once again at the third Republican debate on the 28th of October, hosted by CNBC and held at the University of Colorado in Boulder.