It does not go unnoticed that every media outlet trying to make a controversy of the Donald Trump remarks, during a Bloomberg TV interview with Stephanie Ruhle, does not present the initial question in their selected soundbite.
The question put to Donald Trump was how to show his softer side, his “soft hand”. Additionally, the reference for the question was Dubya’s performance to comfort a nation after the 9-11 attack.
It was from that reference that Trump was responding and used the 9-11 reference and expanding by saying unpredictable things happen during a presidency. See video:
It is obvious from the entire context that Donald Trump was drawing a larger reference of how opportunities present themselves to display the “softer hand”. Alas, constructing a faux-controversy sells more viewer minutes.
Jeb Bush’s response to the nothing-burger highlights more evidence of his desperation, while simultaneously showcasing his willingness to hide behind the apron of tender sensibilities.