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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Jeb Bush is boldly playing up his best asset in an effort to come back against Donald Trump: namely, all those fond memories people have of George W. Bush.

In an interview broadcast Friday on Bloomberg Politics, Trump got asked how he would be able to be a consoling leader, like President George W. Bush after 9/11 — and his response laid into the latter man in a brutal fashion that we simply haven’t heard from any major presidential candidate in the entire 14 years since that day.

“When you talk about George Bush,” Trump said, “I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time… He was president, okay?”

An irate Jeb Bush took to Twitter that afternoon, to tear into The Donald and to defend his noble kinsman.

There are, of course, a few problems here — most notably the sentence, “We were attacked & my brother kept us safe.”

And then there’s also the issue this of how then-President George W. Bush’s actually did respond to the attacks: His administration failed to apprehend Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, and quickly switched its focus toward pursuing an unrelated war in Iraq. Six months after 9/11, President Bush even publicly boasted that he didn’t think much about bin Laden anymore.

Photo: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush tours Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics in Manchester, New Hampshire October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Mary Schwalm

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  • Jinmichigan

    poor Jeb, is going to have that albatross around his neck forever. And by the way, NO HE DIDN’T KEEP US SAFE.

  • 1standlastword

    Jeb. Your brother is a loser!

    And we; America– lost a LOT (jobs, homes, wealth, citizens, service members, and national reputation) because we were being led by a BIG LOSER!

    As you will soon enough see, like your brother, you too are a LOSER!

  • Independent1

    Jeb needs to ask his brother why he and Dick Cheney refused to allow the CIA and FBI to do what they could to stop the 9/11 attack; the CIA only pleaded with them 7 times from early May of 2001 until 8/6 for permission to focus on leads they had that bin Laden was planning an attack on the homeland. But George and Dick had demanded that the CIA and FBI focus on trying to find evidence that Saddam Hussein was hiding WMDs, or the wanted them looking for uranium or some evidence they could use to start a war with Iraq, and therefore they refused 7 times to allow the CIA/FBI to change their focus and try to prevent the 9/11 attack. There’s no guarantee that it could have been stopped, but there’s been evidence that a number of tips something was amiss were not picked up because those agencies were preoccupied with other objectives. In any case, it was clear dereliction of duty for those two to not even try to prevent the attack.

    And Jeb should also maybe ask George and Dick, if they really didn’t believe the CIA that there was an imminent attack coming, why did they leave town the day following the 8/6 last warning, and not return to Washington until just days before 9/11 (George tied Nixon for taking the longest continuous vacation of any modern day president – 30 days; and then after being in Washington for only a day or two after being away for 30 straight days; both George and Dick skipped town again, such that George was down in Florida at a school and Cheney was nowhere to be found. If there was no danger present, why would George and Dick skip out of Washington within a couple days of returning when they’d been away from Washington for over 30 days on vacation?? It was kind of convenient planning wasn’t it???

    Does Jeb really think that the families of almost 3,000 people who died on 9/11; and the families of more than 5,000 American soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan really believe Jeb’s brother kept America safe?? And what about the thousands of Americans who came back from those two wars maimed for life??

    And what about the more than 70 Americans who died in the 17 overseas attacks on our consulates and Embassies?? Including a diplomat like Stevens who died in the 2nd or 3rd attack on a consulate in Pakistan in 2006 -after the Bush Administration had done nothing to beef up security in two attacks on the consulate in 2003?? And the 11 other deadly attacks where Americans and non Americans died?? Do the families of those people think that Georgie Boy kept America safe???

  • jamcrky

    What a joke, his brother keep us safe!…..tell that to all the families who lost love ones on 9/11/01, and all the men and women in our armed forces who are no longer with us because of Iraq……

  • rednekokie

    Jeb Bush is as delusional as his brother Shrub. How anyone can say that the attack on the World Trade Center and the lack of intelligence on it beforehand kept us safe, as well as saying that the sacrifice of thousands of our troops and hundreds of thousands of middle eastern people in a totally stupid war, was a smart thing to do, is indeed a notion that is incomprehensible.
    And this third Bushie who wants to repeat that still bleats out the same rhetoric – over and over again.

  • FT66

    Jeb has no clue at all what he is talking about. His brother continued to read the goat story to kids when he was told about the attack. He didn’t care what was going on. Is that how the leader keep the people he is leading safe and protect them from any harm?

    • 1standlastword

      Wow!!! What a Shakespearean tragedy! The POTUS who lacked the natural intelligence of a goat was reading a goat story while the country he swore to serve was being destroyed…amazing isn’t it?!

      Wonder what this family curse has in store for Jeb? Somebody should warn him. Is their someone the likes of Nostradamus in the Bush clan?….doubt it!!

  • Ryco56x

    no – your brother did not ” keep us safe”. He ignores 10 months of foriegn intel from every intelligence agency; domestic and military.

  • The lucky one

    President Bush even publicly boasted that “he didn’t think much …” Yes but we already knew that.

  • gmccpa

    Yea. He protected us. Remember when we attacked Iraq to fight ISIS and other terrorist groups located there? No? Oh that’s right. There were no terrorists in Iraq. And ISIS didn’t exist until Iraq’s displaced Officers formed it. Thanks W.

  • fortunev

    Now we know how a Jeb! presidency would proceed. Good thing the chump will never be president. One dumb shrub chump after another dumb shrub chump is more than enough. Especially since the dumb shrub chump tree produces rotten fruit.

  • Dominick Vila

    Saying that the President that was warned of an imminent terrorist attack on U.S. soil by the departing Clinton administration, by the CIA, and during the daily national security briefings that he skipped, kept us safe is like saying that the surgeon who lost a patient during surgery did a fantastic job because he filled out an outstanding post surgical report. The fact that the Bush administration did not even have a meeting to discuss this issue until just a few days before the attacks is enough to warrant a criminal investigation. I don’t agree with just about anything Donald Trump says, but I do agree with him on this one. Jeb and his brother are full of it.

  • John Murchison

    Oh JEB! Supporting your brothers failed presidency is not a good selling point for yours.