Trump: Jeb Is Backtracking on Iraq Comments to Protect His Brother’s Legacy
Jeb Bush gathered attention yesterday when he backtracked on his previous thoughts on the Iraq War by saying that all things considered, it was a good deal because it led to Saddam Hussein‘s defeat. The comments were noted as flip-flog considering that he had previous walk backs on the question of whether he would have invaded Iraq with his current knowledge.
Donald Trump noticed this development, and offered his commentary on the subject while speaking at a New Hampshire press conference. Trump noted that it took Bush five days to respond to questions about the Iraq War, attacking him for depending on consultants to determine what to say.
It took him five days before he could give an answer, after the pollsters told him what to say, he said it was bad,” Trump said. “Now he is trying to backtrack, probably because his brother said, wait a minute, you are killing me. You said it’s bad, that’s my legacy.”
Trump continued to say that the Middle Eastern conflict has been a recurring disaster for the Bush presidential family, and that with current developments unfolding, Jeb Bush would continue that trend.
“The Iraq War is a disaster for the Bushes. The last thing we need is another Bush,” Trump said. “Saddam Hussein, instead of him, you have ISIS, you have Iran taking over. You tell me, was it worth what we paid for?”
You can watch the segment here:
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