The late night shows were buzzing with the latest news of Jeb Bush struggling to answer Donald Trump’s stunning accusation — that his brother George W. Bush was president on 9/11, and didn’t keep the country safe.
Trevor Noah had to grapple with the ramifications here: “Okay, I’m sorry to say this: Strictly within the confines of that sentence, Donald Trump is — Donald Trump is — he’s not wrong. He’s not wrong. Which is worrying, because if he’s not wrong about this, then what other things is Trump not wrong about?!”
Larry Wilmore took Jeb on: “Now Jeb, I get it, that’s your brother, you’re trying to downplay the blame that he should get because he was in charge during 9/11 — even though there was intelligence saying Osama bin Laden was determined to strike, we should not hold him responsible for that tragedy. I understand — just like you shouldn’t be held responsible for the tragedy of him becoming president because of that shady recount @#$% that went down in your state of Florida when you were in charge.”
Conan O’Brien talked about Jeb Bush’s latest effort to get some traction with voters: “Jeb Bush’s campaign has a contest now, where someone will be flown to Houston to meet him, his dad, and his brother — no word on what the winner gets.”