In what is possibly the crescendo of his recent commentary of 9/11, Donald Trump claims that his ideas for immigration would have kept the perpetrators out of America.
Chris Wallace asked Trump to comment on his recently-renewed feud with Jeb Bush, who fired back after Trump attacked George W. Bush for allowing the disaster to happen during his presidency. When asked about whether he actually blamed the former president, Trump said he did not, but has gripes with his brother arguing that W. kept America safe.
“Jeb said ‘we were safe with my brother.’ Well, the World Trade Center just fell down,” Trump argued. “Now, am I trying to blame him? I’m not blaming anybody. But the World Trade Center came down. So when he said ‘we were safe,’ that’s not safe.”
After Wallace asked how he would’ve done things differently, Trump promised that since he is “extremely, extremely tough on immigration,” theres no way the hijackers would’ve gotten anywhere near the planes with him in charge.
“Somebody says ‘well it wouldn’t have been any different.’ well it would’ve been,” Trump said. “So there’s a good chance that those people would not have been in our country. I’m not blaming George Bush, but I don’t want Jeb Bush saying ‘he kept our country safe’ because September 11 was one of the worst days in the history of this country.”
Watch the interview in the video above (the relevant part is at 9:30), via Fox.
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