Donald Trump Acknowledges Objective Reality, Infuriates Freepers
October 18, 2015

We live in a society where this is headline news:

Donald Trump: 9/11 happened on George W. Bush's watch

Really -- a simple statement of objective fact, and it gets a feature story at CNN:

Donald Trump implied Friday that former President George W. Bush could share some blame for the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, since he was in office at the time.

"When you talk about George Bush, I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time," Trump said Friday morning on Bloomberg TV.

Bloomberg anchor Stephanie Ruhle interjected, "Hold on, you can't blame George Bush for that," before Trump stood by his comments.

"He was president, OK? ... Blame him, or don't blame him, but he was president. The World Trade Center came down during his rein," Trump said.

At Free Republic, where there's a large amount of Trump support (though probably more support for Ted Cruz, and little if any support for W's brother Jeb), most commenters regard these as fighting words:

Oh, Mr. Trunp - don’t go there!


911 happened after 8 years of Clinton ignoring cues that a Republican president would not ignore.
Bush had to do clean-up detail.


"The World Trade Center came down during his reign..."
This is not the mark of a Constitutional Conservative.

(Yes, that's right -- state the indisputable fact that a terrible event happened during the presidency of a Republican, and you're not only a bad conservative, you're acting contrary to the Constitution.

Misleading headline?


More gotcha politics by the MSM. Don’t fall for it.


On 9/11, GWB had barely been able to finish his Cabinet appointments, what with Jumpin’ Jim Jeffords defecting and giving the Dems 50% of the control of the Senate. Trump shoots from the lip and sometimes makes a real mess of it.

(All the top members of Bush's national security team were already in place by 9/11, and all had previous executive-branch experience, but never mind.)

That’s a cheap shot. The planning for that attack took place during the watch of Trumps friend Bill Clinton.


It wasn’t a reign. It was Clinton’s fault.


yes ,Bill Clinton made it possible


Trump seems to refuse to acknowledge his friend Bill Clinton had chances to have bin Laden handed over to him and he refused.


The 9-11 plot began before Bush was in office. The Clinton administration issued most or or all of the entry visas used by the Muslim terrorists.


Let’s not forget Trump’s friend Bill Clinton refused to interact with the Bush transition team for more than a month because Al Gore contested the election until mid-December 2000.


More gotcha politics by the MSM. Don’t fall for it.


He could be smart enough not to respond when asked gotcha questions. It’s not like he’s a newbie when it comes to the media.

As the discussion continues, there's somewhat more blame aimed at Bush -- for being too cozy with the Saudis, for mismanaging the war.

Oh, and for not being a hard-liner on immigration, because everything, for the Freepers, comes back to immigration:

With George W Bush’s refusal to enforce immigration laws, what else can you call it (when a “ruler” chooses laws he wants to enforce)?


I would add that also in the wake of 9/11, W did nothing to secure our southern border despite evidence that Muslims were entering via Texas, AZ, and NM. Also, no drilling in ANWAR kept us dependent on the Muslim cabal for energy, thereby indirectly funding their terrorist activities.


By the way, I don’t blame W at all for 9/11. I do blame him heavily for being a reconquista supporter....


911 occurred on Bush's watch. Tens of millions entered our country illegally during Bush's watch, during war time while he aided and abetted them, just like his brother is doing now. He does not get a pass on his past.


We figured by 9/12 the borders would be secured. Nope! We got zip, nothing.

And what happened in the years following? George Bush aided and abetted tens of millions to enter the U.S. while he celebrated Cinco De Mayo up in the White House.

Be very aware of anyone attempting to give this guy a pass.

So there you have it -- Trump violates the Constitution because he says 9/11 happened after George W. Bush's presidential inauguration, but Bush deserves criticism on 9/11 because his White House celebrated a holiday associated with Mexico.



I can't even....

Crossposted at No More Mr. Nice Blog

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