No, Donald Trump Didn’t “Blame” George Bush For 9-11 Attacks…

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.

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213 Responses to No, Donald Trump Didn’t “Blame” George Bush For 9-11 Attacks…

  1. Pedro says:

    When I read Allen West remarks on facebook, I went off. He had an opportunity to review the dialogue but was so anxious to sensationalize it. He’s done this before on facebook. Please stop mentioning his name as VP or anything else. He has given the max to a sure loser Fiorina; now why is that. Don’t trust them as far as you can throw them! Have always wondered why he had one term in the House of Rep.; he sucks or is just jealous of Trump’s success.

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  2. stella says:

    I was proud of my President after 9/11. The one thing I can’t understand is why he was so wishy-washy about control of illegal immigration. That’s a security risk too.

    PS: To be clear, I think this kerfuffle is whole bunch of nothing burger.

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    • WETHEPEOLPLE says:

      Trump said That 09/11 happen under his watch. That it is true.

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      • JohnP says:

        George Bush had 9 months to address the intelligence wall that segregated criminal investigators and intelligence agents’. It’s not a lot of time but I think it would have been a priority in light of the attempt to assassinate his father. We can argue the what if’s but these facts can’t be disputed:

        The F.B.I. refused the request of its agent Colleen Rowley to seek a court authorization to explore the computer of Zacarias Moussaoui, who was arrested in August 2001 on immigration violations. Inspection of the computer would have disclosed information showing that Islamic extremists were taking flight lessons in the United States.

        Slade Gorton, a former Republican senator from Washington, challenged Mr. Ashcroft, noting that the deputy attorney general under Mr. Ashcroft renewed the 1995 guidelines. Mr. Gorton said the Bush Justice Department ratified those guidelines, saying in its own secret memorandum on Aug. 6, 2001, that ”the 1995 procedures remain in effect today.”

        There was an intelligence wall, it was put in place in 1978 and codified by Jamie Gorelick.
        And the criminal element in Washington still don’t want to talk about it –

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    • VegasGuy says:

      MSM loves nothing burgers…..Especially rare, oozing with blood drippings, & as messy as they can be to handle.

      Only then can they be served up and catagorized as desgusting…..

      “hold the pickles, Hold the lettuce, actual context don’t upset us…..”

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    • chili palmer says:

      Stella is misinformed. George W. Bush wasn’t ‘wishy washy’ about immigration. He desperately wanted open borders as has the entire political class for many years. He was enraged that his immigration plan didn’t pass in his second term. Bush said those who didn’t want his plan were “unpatriotic.” Bush’s close pals said vicious things about conservatives: “We’re gonna tell the bigots to shut up,” said Bush crony Lindsey Graham; we want prefer “immigrants be killed” per Bush crony Chertoff. We were merely politely expressing our security concerns sharing such a long border with the failed, terror state of Mexico. But “your president” Bush wasn’t done. On his way out the door in Dec. 2008, “your president” erased what was left of our southern border by signing a law which forces already stretched US taxpayers to give homes to millions of Central Americans (or anyone from a country that doesn’t share a border with the US), some known as ‘unaccompanied minors,’ and many with communicable diseases. The law is the William Wilberforce Act of 2008. Naturally, this law also necessitates transfer of billions of US taxpayer dollars to so-called “refugee” groups who are paid per body across the border. Every refugee is entitled to an attorney if they need one, again paid for by US taxpayers. Additionally, I don’t consider a president “mine” who forced ethanol on this country and the world when it was known to be mass murder for no gain. Ethanol caused world food prices to spike, causing many of the world’s poorest to starve to death. Even global warmist Michael Bloomberg stated this.

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      • stella says:

        Saying I am misinformed is a mischaracterization of the truth. I hope you didn’t think I was defending Bush. I wasn’t. Apparently you didn’t understand that to me “wishy washy” means that he wasn’t defending the border. Was I wrong? I don’t think so, and just because I didn’t make all of these points doesn’t mean that I didn’t understand. If I was defending him, I wouldn’t have brought it up in the first place, would I?

        PS: Like it or not, he was “your president” too.

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        • nyetneetot says:

          Was that a prepared post or what? 🙂 Almost had nothing to do with your post.

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        • phil fan says:

          I think he agrees with you Stella = all his following points really make the point you are making = Bush favors open borders. But his delivery is very dry and not personable at all. To say the least. And the one below is plainly hostile. Yikes

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          • kallibella says:

            George W was a “compassionate conservative,” a label, I think, coined by Rove. Looking back I didn’t think of what that clearly implied, but it sure doesn’t stand for true conservatism. Don’t forget that he signed ‘no child left behind,’ and increase Medicare with the prescription plan. He was wishy washy in many ways and one thing that infuriated me was when he nominated Miguel Estrada for some district court and didn’t even defend him or fight for him, until Estrada withdrew his name! I think he was at times careless about defending some things he needed to defend.

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      • stella says:

        Legislation passed in 2008 was through a 100% Democrat Congress.

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        • amjean says:

          Why didn’t Bush sound the alarm to the American people? Why didn’t
          he sound the alarm regarding ethanol and world food availability?
          Why didn’t Bush sound the alarm regarding the government forcing
          banks to give out loans to everyone regardless of citizenship, credit
          history, income and/or job status, etc.? Why didn’t Bush sound the
          alarm re Agenda 21 (joke) and the plan for the United Nations to
          eliminate our sovereign country, our constitution, bill of rights, etc.

          I suspect because he agreed with all of it.

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          • stella says:

            I think we’re off topic here. Bush hasn’t been President for almost seven years. Why not talk about our current enemies?

            Bush seems to be the latest whipping boy. Have we forgotten who is President now? How does criticizing Republicans help elect another one?

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          • stella says:

            To further expand on my opinion:

            Attacking GW Bush is counterproductive. First of all, he isn’t running for office. Second, some of Trump’s attacks of this nature are alienating people who voted for Bush and were leaning towards Trump. I’ve seen the comments on Facebook and on other blogs. Third, at least one of the allegations against GWB isn’t true.

            I think Trump (and the rest of us) should concentrate on the men and women who ARE running in the 2016 primaries and election. I also suggest that he concentrate more on the Democrat candidates, like Clinton and Sanders. What has he said about Hillary in his tweets? You can be sure that every bad thing he says about his fellow Republicans will be used by the Democrats and, if he isn’t the one who runs in the general election, they will be used liberally.

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      • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

        Chili said it right. …

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  3. dizzymissl says:

    Katrina Pierson on this issue on Megyn Kelly last night:

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  4. RVAguy says:

    I think Trump was referring to “The buck stops here” ideology that any leader should have.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Exactly. But I really think there is a subtext to his statement, which is brilliant. It reaches to a core dissatisfaction of conservatives with “Bushism”.

      Trump is tarring Jeb with everything the left ever threw at W, without even saying it. Every doubt about what happened under W – 9/11, the Patriot Act, WMD in Iraq, crony military contractor dynasty capitalism – it’s all raining down on the possibility of a third Bush dynastic term.

      While I feel that George W. Bush was, in some ways, a victim of Bill Clinton’s “surrender dividend” military policy, I noticed during his first year that he failed to engage the Arab world in any kind of coherent way. Clinton seemed to be an appeaser (except when he needed to distract form his sex scandals), but Bush never articulated even a reactive policy, much less a proactive one. He seemed to be courting rising anger and threats in the Arab world by ignoring them. I didn’t expect 9/11, but I was expecting trouble of some kind in the Middle East. Looking back now, Trump as a candidate, is stronger than pre-9/11 W.

      I liked W, but I have come to see that there is a core issue underlying the complaints of the left against Bush, and our complaints against Clinton and Obama. It is the simple and sheer dishonesty of the Uniparty. Even their nice lies are still lies. The Bush clan used 9/11 to begin the police state which threatens us now, under his successor. And Obama prepares us to elect another Uniparty hack, Bushillary, who will turn the screw once again in response to some “event” which is sure to come. Do we really trust Jeb any more than Hillary? Why should we? Washington manipulates us by pretext, media, and exploited events, rather than by acting in true response to the People’s desires, using sound judgment.

      9/11 did happen under Bush’s watch. And thanks to Bush, Iraq and Obama, all we have to show for it it ISIS. Good grief – even PUTIN, the rat bstrd commie, is right – look at what they’ve done! We will not clean up the mess, without cleaning up the cause of the mess – the clueless Uniparty, which steals our freedom, our money, and our children’s future.

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      • PatriotKate says:

        Think you might want to do more research on the Bushes. They are the “head of the snake.”

        Why do you call Putin a rat bastard commie? Have you any information about him beyond the MSM lies? The truth is he’s in Syria and the middle east cleaning up the mess made by both Bush and Obama.

        Are you aware that Putin is a Christian who has banned the homo teaching of children, kicked the Globalists bankers out of his country and has an 85% approval rating from the citizens?

        Right now, Putin has stopped the NWO in its tracks, which actually might give Trump a chance to turn this country around. Otherwise, we were fast headed to their completion of their Global Government before Obama could leave office.

        Stop listening to the MSM characterizations of what’s really happening around the world. It’s nothing but gigantic lies.

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        • amjean says:

          You make very interesting points. Our media has lied to us
          for years; it is apparent that the US media (and elsewhere)
          have their own agenda. We know that Obama is wreaking
          havoc in the Middle East. I, for one, am glad that Putin is in there
          cleaning up the mess. He may have his own agenda
          in keeping his oil and other interests safe, however, the
          US also purchases oil from Russia. Much to think about.
          Thanks for the information.

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          • stella says:

            We import oil from about 75 countries, although about half of our oil is domestic. More than a third of our imports come from Canada, and Mexico is next in volume. Russia is far down the list somewhere.

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        • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

          Kate didn’t grandpa Bush fund the Nazi?

          http://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/sep/25/usa.secondworldwar

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        • stella says:

          Kate, Putin may be a Christian, but he isn’t pro-American, and would love to crush us. First and foremost, he is KGB (and you may say ex-KGB, but they are like Marines – they may retire but are never “ex”). And he was a Communist for many years. Now he belongs to the United Russia Party, which basically supports the current Russian regime, statism and centrism.

          If Putin has done anything to help our country, it is either completely by accident, or it is something that profits Putin more than it helps the United States. Putin is NOT an ally of the USA! He is cleaning up in Syria because it helps consolidate Russia’s position and because of OIL, which is Russia’s primary source of revenue.

          Trump should concentrate on Jeb Bush, since that is his opponent. Attacking a former President, even if what he says is true, isn’t politically smart.

          How do you feel about Israel?

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        • smiley says:

          Putin wants to BE the NWO.
          he + China + Iran.

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          • PatriotKate says:

            Putin appears to be a Nationalist just like Trump and he is protecting their National interests at the same time putting a dent in the NWO. That means both stopping the PNAC plans at the same time protecting his oil business. There is no evidence that he is anti-American. I believe he’s looking for balance in the world and realized the psychopaths (John McCain and others) will start WWIII if he doesn’t stop them. By the way, the great Edgar Cayce prophesized that Russia would end up being the savior of the world 80 years ago as a result of Freedom (he accurately predicted what would happen in the intervening years).

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      • flawesttexas says:

        Bush kept saying “Islam is a Religion of Peace”….and that gave the Islamic Terrorists and their supporters quite a bit of cover.

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    • smiley says:

      he’s also referring to lack of enforcement of IMMIGRATION laws.
      they should have been enforced, they could have been enforced, but they were not.
      Bush is to blame for that.
      for jeb to try to say that “we were safe” under GW simply isn’t true.
      kudos to Trump for spelling it out to so many people who still refuse to face that.

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      • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

        Remember how George W secretly flew planes full of Muslims out of the US right after 911?
        Bet lots of them were here illegally…expired student visa etc….

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        • stella says:

          That isn’t true. Do your homework. Muslims, including the Bin Laden family left the USA, but after the no-fly ban was lifted. On charter flights, after being interviewed by the FBI.

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        • stella says:

          Further on the Bin Laden flights:

          The claim that bin Laden family members (and other Saudis) were allowed to secretly fly out of the U.S. and back to Saudi Arabia while a government-imposed ban on air travel was in effect, all without any intervention by the FBI, has since been negated by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the “9/11 Commission”). In their final report, the commission noted:

          Three questions have arisen with respect to the departure of Saudi nationals from the United States in the immediate aftermath of 9/11: (1) Did any flights of Saudi nationals take place before national airspace reopened on September 13, 2001? (2) Was there any political intervention to facilitate the departure of Saudi nationals? (3) Did the FBI screen Saudi nationals thoroughly before their departure?

          First, we found no evidence that any flights of Saudi nationals, domestic or international, took place before the reopening of national airspace on the morning of September 13, 2001. To the contrary, every flight we have identified occurred after national airspace reopened.

          Second, we found no evidence of political intervention. We found no evidence that anyone at the White House above the level of [National Security Council official] Richard Clarke participated in a decision on the departure of Saudi nationals … The President and Vice President told us they were not aware of the issue at all until it surfaced much later in the media. None of the officials we interviewed recalled any intervention or direction on this matter from any political appointee.

          Third, we believe that the FBI conducted a satisfactory screening of Saudi nationals who left the United State on charter flights. The Saudi government was advised of and agree to the FBI’s requirements that passengers be identified and checked against various databases before the flights departed. The Federal Aviation Administration representative working in the FBI operations center made sure that the FBI was aware of the flights of Saudi nationals and was able to screen the passengers before they were allowed to depart.

          The FBI interviewed all persons of interest on these flights prior to their departures. They concluded that none of the passengers was connected to the 9/11 attacks and have since found no evidence to change that conclusion. Our own independent review of the Saudi nationals involved confirms that no one with known links to terrorism departed on these flights.

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  5. tnwahm says:

    I knew when I saw this posted by a friend that it had been taken out of context.

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  6. kvoorhees4 says:

    My take is that Trump is up to something: setting the Bushes against the Clintons. If “W” wasn’t responsible for the lousy security that allowed 4 TEAMS of hijackers to get through, who was?

    The implication is that “W” wasn’t responsible because he’d only just taken office 8 months earlier. Well, that leaves Clinton responsible and what does HIllary think of that?

    Someone dropped the ball badly on airport security. For 14 years we’ve been told that we must unite and “not point fingers.” How convenient for the establishment, both parties. That probably does gall Trump.

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  7. rondo says:

    It was a silly question , he did mix up Sandy Hook , and Trump implied it was Bush’s fault. Also a inflated non-issue. The press , democrat and Republicans are looking for anything to dump on Trump.

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    • stella says:

      I think you should watch the video again.

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      • manickernel says:

        Watched it three times. His words were pretty clear.

        “He was president, okay?” Trump responded. “Blame him or don’t blame him, but he was president. The World Trade Center came down during his reign.”

        Try and spin it any way you like, it is an implication that Bush should accept some responsibility for the attack.

        I still support Trump but it was a dumb remark. There is plenty of other stuff, specifically with how he dealt with the Saudis afterwards, to criticize him for.

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        • JRD says:

          Sorry, I don’t believe it was a dumb remark.
          I have zero respect for the Bushies. They ignored bin Laden as much as Clinton did.

          If you lived in a tower in NYC you would feel differently.

          Full disclosure: my husband walked down 72 flights of smoked filled stairs carrying a man in a wheel chair in 93. I lost plenty of friends on 9/11.

          I’m not buying your Bush excuses.

          The Bushies and the Clintons believe Islam is a religion of peace. They are elites who live in a bubble and don’t care how the rest of us are exposed to the threat.

          George W wanted Shamnesty also.

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          • lecombatblog says:

            You’re right JRD. Bushes & Clintons have been friends for a long time.

            George HW was former CIA & president then Clinton was president then George W – you’d think Bin laden would be cause for concern between these three.

            No more political dynasties in politics. Keep an eye on Jeb’s son George P. – he ran & won for land commissioner here in Texas. I refused & did not vote for him. You know his plan is to become Texas governor then the WH. Not anymore.

            If anything, Trump’s son Eric is someone that I’d vote for president before George P..

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        • sundance says:

          manickernel, as a person who specifically emphasizes context. Transcribe the question, (all of it from beginning to end) read it back to yourself, and then reconsider the answer.

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          • PremAmerica says:

            Sundance, some people are confused by the fact that later on Friday night Trump doubled down on twitter. But that is Trump’s MO… It doesn’t prove that he meant to take the original shot like the media is reporting it……. Trump just understands that once the media twists your words and goes with a narrative, you cannot win by denying, explaining, or retreating……. You simply have to launch a new full-fledged frontal attack…….

            Think back…. After the 47% comments were released, if Mitt Romney had gone “full Trump” on the Democrats and the media he would have won in a landslide…..

            Trump is smart enough to fight the battle he is in. He does not look backwards, he does not wallow in self-pity, and he does not indulge himself with the thought that he is NOT in the battle that he IS in….. Did you ever see a “tape” of Carly’s face comment? No….. Because Donald Trump refused to take shelter……..

            Trump 2016 is an extraordinary man………

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          • manickernel says:

            For what it is worth, on that morning immediately after the attacks, I remember walking outside and having a feeling of real unease. Unease that in the midst of this crises our country was being led by President that I felt was weak and unequal to the task. His response heartened me to some extent, but I have real issues with his sins of omission therein.

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        • BobNoxious says:

          Manickernal- I’m with you on this one. Trump’s original comment as well as his subsequent clarification remark where he called Jeb “pathetic” make it clear that he is trying to pin some blame for 9/11 on Bush. It’s petty & dumb.

          It would be nice to see him just once make one of these little pot shots @ Hillary or any democratic opponent.

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          • BitterC says:

            Bob, my thought exactly when I saw Trump’s remarks. I understand he is competing vs 15 people for nomination, but he would serve himself better taking shots at Clinton (Bill. Any attack on the Clinton years is an implied Hillary swipe) and Zero’s reigns. He really should start following that Reagan commandment. No one in the Republican field is even remotely a threat. He should be campaigning vs the Dems.

            His remarks on 9/11 could come back to haunt him if he is elected.

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        • Like I said in other posts, Why should Trump defend Bush? For the last 8 years Obama and the Democrats have blamed everything on GWB and he has said nothing in defence of himself. He kept on saying it was beneath his dignity as a President and ex-President tto defend himself. Well in a Democracy you have a responsiblity to defend your policies. By staying quiet you imply some fault. Because GWB refused to actively defend his administration we got Obama. I think if he was more engaged his last 2 years of his administration he and the Fed could have given us a soft landing to the great recession. GWB should be defending himself and not his little brother. GWB was probably right to enlarge the war on Terrorism beyond Afghanistan but he did it in the wrong way. He did leave a vacuum in Iraq. Let GWB defend himself.

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        • facebkwallflower says:

          I think it was a good remark. He knows, probably by the level of death threats he has received and from whom, that America’s enemies are listening to everything he is saying. He is saying, “I am prepared NOW, I am strong NOW, you rottenstinkenbeheadingAmericanhatingscumbags and I mean business NOW and will deal with you all on day one. I am NOT a GW Bush or Clinton or or or. And I am not an Obama who works for you!” At least that is how I see it. Mega Smart move for a CIC.

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          • phil fan says:

            It’s convenient and comforting for anti-trumpets to try to reinforce the phony narrative that Donald is clueless and impulsive. This is the straight GOPe and DEM, uniparty talking point. He knows what he is doing and it is pre-emptive kill shots we are seeing. These people are anti-Donald and pro-Rino/Dem/etc.

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        • Rosies Seeing Red says:

          I don’t think it was dumb. He has everyone arguing over whose fault it was — Clinton or Bush. Either way, it was the era of Clinton and Bush, and blame falls to both in one way or another.

          Clinton and Bush, the very two last names the establishment uniparty wants us to choose from this time around.

          As this explodes in the headlines, even the low-info voters (and current voters who were young children in 2001) are starting to equate the names Clinton and Bush with 9/11. We are all being reminded about 9/11 and that the prior president was a Clinton and the reigning president was a Bush. And that there are still a lot of questions surrounding this horrific event that a lot of people stopped thinking about years ago.

          I think it’s brilliant to bring up this simple truth.

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        • AghastInFL says:

          No, it’s a statement of time and coincidence.
          Trump also mentioned Sandy Hook and Obama, did he blame Obama for the murders at Sand Hook? Of course not and NO ONE has implied such, now why take the opposite tack regards GWB?

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        • amjean says:

          There is nothing dumb about it. It got everyone thinking
          and discussing, online and at the water cooler, about
          Bush and what actually happened during his presidency. How
          many voted for him because he was the better choice than
          Gore or Kerry. Do we want another Bush? We are now
          thinking and discussing the presidency of Bill Clinton;
          all those attacks, nothing done. I have read dozens of
          comments online about Hillary’s reputation in government.
          Yee gads! There are a lot of negatives on her. Do we
          want a recognized crook for president?

          Looks like Trump is “killing two birds with one stone”.
          Brilliant strategy.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Sandy Hook, New Jersey that suffered tens of millions of dollars of damage from Hurricane Sandy is what he was referring to.

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      • manickernel says:

        I think you are right on this, Hurricane Sandy is the only thing that makes sense in the “context” of his remarks. 🙂 Unfortunately that is not how most people, including me, took it initially. It also makes him appear “scattered” in his thinking.

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  8. yippie21 says:

    Clearly, I think Trump confused Sandy Hook shooting with Hurricane Sandy. His comment makes no sense relating to the former and much more to the latter. The inference one can only draw from Sandy Hook shooting and “those people looking for answers” would be gun control, and he already published a Charleston Heston-ese gun-rights paper, so I doubt he thinks the Sandy Hook families deserve jack from the Government. Could be wrong, but I think he conflated the two.

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    • Guy K. says:

      Sandy Hook, NJ, was extremely close to where Hurricane Sandy made landfall, and part of an NJ coastline that was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. The fact that there was a Hurricane Sandy, and two different Sandy Hooks in the Northeast that were in the news less than 2 months apart in 2012 make it easy to confuse them.

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      • facebkwallflower says:

        And make it easy to confuse the two when someone is talking about one or the other.

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      • Janie M. says:

        You are correct, Guy – both occurred in 2012. Therefore, it was the responsibility of Stephanie Ruhle to clarify which “Sandy Hook” she was referencing and could have done so by simply adding “school tragedy” if that was her intent.

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  9. Bluto says:

    I hope you’ve all enjoyed this installment of “Trump is Finished” for this weekend’s News Cycle.

    Join us next week for a fresh, “Trump is Done” shrieking of journalistic propaganda.

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  10. Sammy Spicer says:

    Truth Hurts ! Bush was President in 2001 when we lost almost 3,000 people. Bush was President when we went to war in 2003 that cost over 4,000 lives because of the lie of WMD. Isis was probably a result from that. Bush was President in 2005 when the levies broke from Katrina and we lost over 1,200 people because they refused to go help them. How did Bush make us safer Jeb? Trump 2016 !!!!

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  11. Representative Press says:

    Trump is correct, the World Trade Center was attacked while Bush was president. There are still PDBs that haven’t been released! Why haven’t all of the PDBs been released? We know that Bush received warnings yet what did he do? What actions did Bush take? From what we have learned since then there were people who made up contrived excuses for ignoring the intel warning of some sort of attack: “But some in the administration considered the warning to be just bluster. An intelligence official and a member of the Bush administration both told me in interviews that the neoconservative leaders who had recently assumed power at the Pentagon were warning the White House that the C.I.A. had been fooled; according to this theory, Bin Laden was merely pretending to be planning an attack to distract the administration from Saddam Hussein, whom the neoconservatives saw as a greater threat. Intelligence officials, these sources said, protested that the idea of Bin Laden, an Islamic fundamentalist, conspiring with Mr. Hussein, an Iraqi secularist, was ridiculous, but the neoconservatives’ suspicions were nevertheless carrying the day.

    In response, the C.I.A. prepared an analysis that all but pleaded with the White House to accept that the danger from Bin Laden was real. “The U.S. is not the target of a disinformation campaign by Usama Bin Laden,” the daily brief of June 29 read, using the government’s transliteration of Bin Laden’s first name. Going on for more than a page, the document recited much of the evidence, including an interview that month with a Middle Eastern journalist in which Bin Laden aides warned of a coming attack,” – The Deafness Before the Storm By KURT EICHENWALD
    Why are some acting like it is wrong to point out that a politician didn’t do a good job?

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  12. I told my husband, who is a New Yorker & was working near the WTC on 9/11, about Trump’s comments re George W Bush & 9/11. My husband is not a political junkie like me. His response was (without any prompting from me), ‘Trump just set up a trap for Jeb. The more Jeb defends his brother, the more tied he is to him & the Bush dynasty. Remember there are a lot of Democrats & independents who hate the Bushes. Trump did this to finish off Jeb. Man, he’s good!’

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  13. Lou says:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/10/us/august-01-brief-is-said-to-warn-of-attack-plans.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm
    (from NYT 2004) President Bush was told more than a month before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that supporters of Osama bin Laden planned an attack within the United States with explosives and wanted to hijack airplanes, a government official said Friday.

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    • BobNoxious says:

      That article is incorrect & likely refers to the “August 6 Memo” that has since been declassified. The supposed warning that Bush received was incredibly vague and mentions courthouses & government landmarks across the US- nothing about the WTC or using planes as missiles. Prior to 9/11 “hijack” meant takeover a plane and negotiate, not ram it into a skyscraper.

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      • Representative Press says:

        But there other PDBs which still have not been made public: ” … daily briefs preceding Aug. 6, the ones the Bush administration would not release. While those documents are still not public, I have read excerpts from many of them, along with other recently declassified records, and come to an inescapable conclusion: the administration’s reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks before that infamous briefing reflected significantly more negligence than has been disclosed. In other words, the Aug. 6 document, for all of the controversy it provoked, is not nearly as shocking as the briefs that came before it.” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/opinion/the-bush-white-house-was-deaf-to-9-11-warnings.html?_r=0

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        • Tonawanda says:

          Wow, wow, wow. So there might be a basis for thinking Bush could have done something to prevent 9-11, even if his efforts might have been unsuccessful. But, as the article says, we will never know, other than Bush might very well have had a very specific basis for implementing something (including asking Israel, Russia etc what they knew or could find out about specific information).

          That flight school information has always bothered me because no human being could possibly not realize it was indicative of something very serious happening.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            That had always bothered me, too. I would have questioned that. How could they not?

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          • manickernel says:

            Read about the local FBI offices trying unsuccessfully to bring this to the attention of higher ups. The political correctness under Clinton the prevented any action. Warning bells were going off, nobody would listen.

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            • peachteachr says:

              Add the name of Jamie Gorelick to your search of just how separate the Clinton DOJ wanted the FBI & CIA to adhere to pre-9-11. Her rules had no part in keeping Ms. Gorelick’s participation on the 9.11 Commission, but it should have precluded her participation.

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        • smiley says:

          “like”

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  14. sam says:

    My question is…does Sundance ever sleep? I see updates even in the late hours.

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  15. rsmith1776 says:

    A little off-topic – am I the only one who saw the entire Tyngsborough, MA speech and thought it was really amazing, as if Trump continues to sharpen his game?

    Liked by 8 people

    • rsmith1776 says:

      PS I said on another thread:

      LOVED the policemen bit…. the country became so absurd, so Orwellian, that a normal, common sense gesture as thanking policemen (99% honest, courteous people doing a dangerous job) seems suddenly out there and somewhere between outrageous and brilliant – brilliant to me. Also liked the little fraternizing joke at the end…. OK get the hell out of here.

      What an incredibly smart candidate.

      Guess who will win 95% of the Police Vote (-:

      I would add border guards and an incredible PERCENTAGE OF OUR MILITARY, BOTH ACTIVE AND VETS!

      Yes I am shooting. Call the CAPITOL POLICE see if THEY care!

      TRUMP 2016 and 2020!!

      The only candidate who might surpass Ronald Reagan The Great!

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      • JeremyR says:

        The demonicRATs go out of their way to eliminate the military vote. When I was in the Service, Minnesota NEVER counted my vote. It had to be witnessed by another Minnesota voter, and so my wife did just that. the problem was that we were from different precincts, having met and married when she was in college, and I was in the Army. They only check the voter roll for the precinct, or at lest that is all they did back then.
        Military folks need to start out by looking at the stats for their district from previous elections, then if need be, take leave when early voting starts, get home, cast their ballot, and make sure it is counted.
        That is what is needed to stop the uniparty communists.

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      • sandraopines says:

        I watch every speech usually live feed if possible. I have become a Trump Groupie. It cannot be explained any other way. I must see it, feel it, hear every word so that I am in the know. The energy at each speech is such an amazing rush.

        I pound hard on twitter or chat Trump Trump Trump with the sounds of stomping in my ears as if I am physically there.

        Seriously, it is watching a master at his craft. A beautiful sight to behold! My military family is Trump or bust! I am the daughter of a policeman. Every word/action reaches the very depths of my soul and touches my family. It has been a hard 7 years with odummy. Trump is music to my ears.

        I am enjoying my groupie status later in life 😀

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    • sam says:

      I also watched it MA speech. He say he did a commercial for free for SC for the flooding. That will seal the deal in SC

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  16. justfactsplz says:

    There is a method to Trump’s madness. He knows exactly what he is doing and saying and plays the game better than anyone else. Checkmate.

    Jeb is a disgrace. To sit back and let a corrupt GOPe “fix” the election for you shows evil intent and extremely bad character, not compatible with the Presidency.

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    • onsu says:

      exactly about jeb, good point

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    • TexasRanger says:

      Yes, But Trump Can Use All The Help and Support He Can Get.!

      Support and Help Donald Trump Become The RNC Candidate in 2016.!

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Absolutely, yes, this. He needs all of our help to win the nomination first then the general. We have to get out the vote for him and help every way we can.

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    • R-C says:

      I’ve said this before, but it’s relevant here, too.

      You can rest assured that Trump, for all his bombast, is actually a very disciplined person. He didn’t get where he is by being frivolous and reckless.

      Those who consider Trump a “loose cannon” do so at their own peril. He is strategic and calculating. “The Art of the Deal.”

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    • tappin52 says:

      JFP, that is a very striking point and I agree 100%. It is all the proof we need about Jeb Bush’s character. Actually, the whole Bush clan’s character.

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    • Jack Long says:

      Trump has already said The Department of Education and EPA are going to be cut. It looks to me like he could be setting up the dialog to justify replacing the DHS, and generally, the US security apparatus with a more streamlined system.

      As the poster above showed with the litany of Bush initiatives that have been under the radar, this issue is going to open up the discussion of the actual effectiveness and bang for the buck of the security initiatives after 9/11. With an analysis of US immigration policy concomitant to those security measures people are going to realize that it’s a circle that isn’t going to be squared.

      JMO

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Very good points. I think something definitely needs to be done with the DHS. J. Johnson has done a terrible job running it. He was in on that “illegal alien children” false narrative and wanted all those millions of dollars to house them. There is a lot of pork in government agencies that need cut and Trump will do it if elected.

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  17. TexasRanger says:

    Trumps Greatest Threat and Enemy Right Now Is The GOPe.!

    The GOP Will Do Anything To Eliminate Trump.

    The GOP Republican Party Elites Want Desperately To Destroy Donald Trump.!

    GOP’s Chosen Puppet Candidate is Jeb Bush so,

    Mark Levin Laughs Out loud At The –

    GOP Establishment’s Lame Attempts To Destroy Donald Trump

    There is An Ongoing GOP Assault Against Donald Trump.!

    For Example….

    Mark Levin Video – Audio Jul-2015:


    .

    Vote For Trump in The 2016 Primaries and General Elections.!

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  18. Bluto says:

    I think it would be totally awesome if the MSM went full Trump Derangement and claimed Dubya wasn’t actually President during 2001.

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  19. Sean says:

    No, Bush did not keep us safe. He allowed millions of illegals to invade this country and commit countless crimes. Tue hijackers shouldnt have even been allowed in this country. It was totally preventable.

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    • smiley says:

      ditto : Israel.
      under Bush elder, Clinton and GW, we have pushed Israel to the brink with all the so-called “peace process” policies which favor the arabs and rob Israel of her land.

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  20. bob e says:

    i for one certainly felt safe after listening to my president say that “islam is a religion of peace”.
    with the stench of burning buildings hanging in the air . then shuffle off to buffalo the saudi vip’s, as the airports of the US & Canada were shut & all air traffic ceased .. later we were treated to an iaqi attack when in reality the sands of arabia should have been turned to glass ..

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    • peachteachr says:

      I’ve always felt the same, bob e. Just a shiny marble from sea to sea, with Israel as the capitol. All of our blood and treasure poured out on those countries who wouldn’t allow us to even breathe if they were making the choice. And Obama has squandered any possible good that might have been bought at the high price we paid.

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  21. Tom R says:

    I am a lurker from Australia. Did not W. Bush say he supported a ‘World Government’? Sorry I cannot give a quote. I am not very computer literate.

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    • PreNanny says:

      Yes he did. His whole family are globalists.

      Off topic: I love Aussie TV those UnderBelly shows are amazing and many others.

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      • phil fan says:

        Off topic 2 = But I’m disappointed that the Ozzie punter on my U of Michigan football team fumbled the punt and cost us the game today against our big rival Michigan State. (my avatar is the head coach of Michigan Jim Harbaugh). Love our Aussie allies tho

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    • smiley says:

      and the elder mentioned The New World Order, verbatim, post Desert Storm.

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    • mariner says:

      I’m not sure, but I remember clearly that GHW Bush spoke about the coming New World Order.

      I have come to believe that the Bush family is fundamentally un-American, in that they want us to surrender our sovereignty to internationalist control.

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    • JohnP says:

      GO Aussie!
      England, Wales and Scotland have fallen to the Wallabies!
      LONDON, 18 Oct – Fly-half Bernard Foley struck a last-ditch penalty just 30 seconds from the end to clinch Australia a 35-34 victory over Scotland in a Twickenham quarter-final awash with eight tries, drama and controversy.

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  22. michellc says:

    I don’t understand why folks have their panties in a twist. It is truth that W was President. I don’t blame Bush for 9/11, I blame the government period. The government screwed up, several departments, FBI, CIA and INS.
    I will say though anyone who thinks we are safer are living in a dream world. To of made us safer, ISLAM should have been called for what it was, is and always will be and that is not peace. Our government did not rid of us them and instead there continued to be a steady flow, even more than before coming into this country and the flow has turned into a flood since Obama.

    In addition Trump is smarter than the average bear, there are many Republicans who do not like any of the Bushes and even more Independents who do not like them and there are Democrats in flyover states who don’t vote straight democrat who do not like the Bushes. Has everyone forgotten how toxic W was to Republicans in the last two Presidential races? That also is not blaming, it’s just fact. The media and the Democrats can’t make it about W with Trump now like they did with McCain and Romney and he has placed another dagger in Jeb by reminding the folks who didn’t like W that Jeb is a Bush. In addition he’s showing how thin skinned Jeb is.

    Another thing if Hillary is the nominee and Trump is the nominee and they tried to pin W on him like they did with McCain and Romney, all he has to say is how he’s been honest and critical of W, but Hillary was in the Senate at the time and then the anti-war folks and the anti-Patriot Act folks will be reminded of her votes.

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  23. American Thinker tried to bash Trump today with an article by Silvia Canto “Trump really turns me off…….” and it didn’t godown well.

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  24. PatriotKate says:

    Open Letter to Donald Trump urging him to go even further to tell the truth like no other American Presidential candidate has ever done.
    http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=24117

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    • rsmith1776 says:

      Yeah, ISIS was created by Mossad. Give me a break.

      “Lastly, we would strongly suggest that you speak to your daughter Ivanka about the upcoming Year of the Fire Monkey. She is fully aware that 2016 is not only the Chinese Year of the Fire Monkey, but also that Pluto is still cruising through Capricorn.” blah-blah

      Patriotism involves vigilance not lunacy and reading fortune cookies as prophecies.

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  26. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    The policies of the Clinton’s set the stage for 9/11 to occur; by ignoring what was going on in the world which showed weakness. George W. Bush may have prevented additional attacks but the DNC attacked W and that gave us Obama and then the attacks started again, albeit at a lower level than 9/11 but many more of them. Look at the Russian’s in Syria and what they are doing verses what Obama it. Within weeks of the Russians coming it the assault against Syria has been blunted and ISIS is in retreat. Russian has respect and the America has Obama.

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  27. Ricardo says:

    Technically there’s nothing wrong with saying Bush has some responsibility for 911 (even Reagan blamed himself for the terror attacks under his watch). Bush was given information by the CIA of imminent attacks. The CIA was disallowed, due to the screwed up nature of the system, to inform the FBI. Multiple chances to stop the attack was missing. Furthermore, the majority of hijackers were all… illegal aliens. They had overstayed their visas, and had gotten their visas in the first place using applications that were so screwed up (huge areas of missing content, contradictory information, barely legible), that any serious person reviewing them should have rejected their applications.

    Had Trump been President, it’s highly unlikely these illegals would have been allowed to get where they were.

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  29. Travis McGee says:

    Trump doesn’t blame Bush for 9/11…period. I used to be a big W fan with the war on terror but became disillusioned when they didn’t shut down the border. How can these pundits and pols expect us to believe we’re on the verge of an attack, need to collect all my emails and other electronic transferred data for “national security” and leave the borders open. I call BS.

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    • stringy theory says:

      Travis, I agree with you completely. I confess I voted for Bush twice, but by the middle of his second term, I was sick of him and the open borders policy. To me, if you won’t close the border, then the rest of the hype about national security is pure bunk. And the steps they took have robbed the rest of us of much of our liberty. Failure to take common sense steps like profiling at air ports instead of patting down young children and old folks is part of the Bush legacy IMO.

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  30. notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

    Excellent Kate just Excellent use of satire and irony.

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  31. BobNoxious says:

    After Trumps interview on Fox News Sunday this morning (as well as a review of Trumps tweets over the past 24 hours), it’s no longer debatable that Trump was 100% insinuating that Bush was partially responsible for 9/11.

    His attempts to duck and dodge by qualifying statements w/ “I’m not saying he was responsible but…” is flat out cowardly & something that would rightfully get conservatives, republicans & independents alike very angry had it been a democrat saying such things.

    And then to top things off, he throws in something like gem & it is almost at a point in which you could start playing a game of “Who said it? Trump or Reid/Pelosi/Obama?”

    Jeb, why did your brother attack and destabalize the Middle East by attacking Iraq when there were no weapons of mass destruction? Bad info?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2015

    //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

    I like a lot of things Trump has brought to the table & the fact that he has thrown in a wrench in plans to just anoint Jeb! as the 2016 GOP nominee, but I won’t bury my head in the sand when he does something this stupid. He needs to be called out.

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    • screwauger says:

      I think Bob, as someone else posted on this site, that DT is baiting Yeb into defending his brother which is pure genius. The more Yeb squawks the more “Bush” he is; and most conservatives know GWB is not an voter magnet. Pure genius and really, at this point what difference does it make. 2001 is so last administration.

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      • stringy theory says:

        Exactly. As I posted on another thread, jebito is now stuck to the tarbaby that is Dubya. Why jebito started into defending his brother’s record (“he kept us safe”)–which is what prompted all of this in the first place–demonstrates that stupid is as stupid does. Trump knows this and is using it to deliver the final KO to jebito bushito. Go Trump!

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    • phil fan says:

      Call away but it’s not a winning position to be grumbling about the strategies of the Great Unifier who is schooling the Bush family of open border globalists AKA RINO uniparty people. But have fun as you please

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  32. sevenwheel says:

    This is battlespace preparation for Hillary. I watched the clip several times. The message Trump is putting forward is quite simple: Public officials are accountable for things that happen on their watch. This is a notion that has been lost for some time. GWB supporters blame Clinton for 9/11, for failing to respond properly to the first WTC attack and for allowing AQ to grow and fester. Obama has blamed GWB for pretty much everything that has happened for the last six years.

    So, we have a situation in which GWB’s supporters give him a pass for things that happened on his watch, Obama supporters give him a pass for things that happened on his watch. Hillary supporters …

    … oh yeah. A WHOLE lot of things happened on Hillary’s watch, and her strategy — the entire strategy and philosophy of the Hillary Clinton campaign — is that Hillary Clinton is not responsible in any wayfor anything that happened on her watch.

    This is what Trump is attacking. and he’s playing a beautiful Jiu Jitsu move against liberals. They hunger to hate, blame and attack George Bush. So when Donald Trump says in an accusatory tone that 9/11 happened on Bush’s watch, he’s inviting Hillary’s supporters and leaners to join the party and pile on, advancing the meme that public officials are responsible for what happens on their watch. If liberals were smart, they would catch on to what Trump is doing and start supporting GWB. But there’s not a chance in hell that’s going to happen. Trump is playing a sure bet.

    Once Hillary wins the nomination, the focus is going to turn to her, and the theme that public officials are responsible for what happens on their watch is going to be utterly devastating to Clinton. Nothing has happened on Trump’s watch. He’s never held public office. Hillary on the other hand …

    And Trump did all of this without paying a penny. He used the media to deliver another bomb right into the Clinton camp. And people call him dumb …

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  33. kallibella says:

    GOPe strategist Alex Castellanos begrudgingly is coming to realize Trump is very much poised to get the nomination.
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/gop-vet-trump-win-looking-more-and-more-likely/article/2574360

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  34. JohnP says:

    The New York Daily News is covering this story on it’s website, The comments are very supportive.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-doubles-comments-blame-bush-9-11-article-1.2401898

    The NY Daily News has been bashing Trump for months. I think his stating the obvious is going to payoff.

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  35. archer52 says:

    I saw the comment, and his other comments. I know you love the guy. But he’s not perfect by any stretch and has a tendency to run his mouth before his brain fully analyzes what he is saying. We all know this type of guy.

    Here’s the trouble. You blindly make excuses for his true errors, you will lose credibility when he is being falsely attacked. That’s my opinion, but I feel strongly about it.

    The “gotcha” tendency Trump has causes him to shoot off at the mouth without really thinking through it. And subsequently, he could have made a correction, but you can actually see him struggle with the “I..was..wrooo..wrooo..wrooo..” like Fonzi on Happy Days.

    I am old enough to remember 9/11, what led up to 9/11 and how it happened. I know the facts. Something that Trump ignores or is unaware of, or doesn’t care about. None of those are good things.

    I was working back then, had friends who ended up in the White House working for the administration. I was also privileged to be aware of what the current state of law enforcement was back then, and how badly we were unprepared.

    To blame GWB because he was in office a year- make that less than a year- after eight years of Clinton not doing his job, decades of democrats killing any CIA effort to infiltrate and destroy groups like AQ, opportunities missed to kill Bin Laden, because it was too much effort or political risk, and being delayed by Gore because the idiot wouldn’t quit (which delayed the transition)- is just ignorant.

    I repeat. IGNORANT!! Lazy and ignorant.

    And it isn’t like all I’ve said hasn’t been written about, studied, talked about, reviewed, vetted and acknowledged as true. Where was Trump when all that was going on???!

    So, for him to first run his mouth like that is a telling- and embarrassing- characteristic. Then to be unable to really back off that statement- as late as today when I saw him again- is another telling and not so encouraging characteristic.

    I know you like the guy, but when he stubs his toe, it would be better to tell him to be careful next time, than to blame the table leg for getting in the way.

    He should not sound like this:

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