Donald Trump stepped over the line with his latest outrageous accusation, as noted by Marybeth Glenn (see Donald Trump goes after George Bush for 9/11):
There’s a thick and blurry line between being politically incorrect, and being a total schmuck with uncontrollable word dysentery; Trump took to pole vaulting over it like two months ago. Now he’s taking it to a whole new level.
Donald Trump took an unprovoked slap at George W. Bush in an interview broadcast Friday, blaming the former U.S. president for not preventing the 9/11 terror attacks.
Asked by Bloomberg Television anchor Stephanie Ruhle how Americans might trust him to keep them safe, the Republican presidential front-runner bristled at the mention of Bush’s role as comforter-in-chief after 9/11, and President Barack Obama’s similar position following the December 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
‘OK, I think I have a bigger heart than all of them,’ he said. ‘I think I’m much more competent than all of them.’
‘When you talk about George Bush – I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time.’
Governor Jeb Bush immediately responded by tweeting out, “How pathetic for @realdonaldtrump to criticize the president for 9/11. We were attacked & my brother kept us safe.”
America was hit by terrorists on September 11, 2001, while President Bush was in the White House. Almost 3,000 innocent people lost their lives, more than the attack on Pearl Harbor that caused the U.S. to enter World War II. His leadership and our military prevented any further attacks on our country. Trump shows his ignorance … again.
Former Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling was also appalled by Trump’s false accusations, as he noted Friday evening on Facebook:
Of all the stupid and inappropriate things Donald Trump has said, this may be the worst yet. The fact that Trump would even imply that President Bush was in any way responsible for the 9/11 attacks is disgusting. It is time for Republicans to wake up. Donald Trump is not the answer for the Republican Party, and he is certainly not the answer for America.
I’m grateful to Bill Bolling for taking a strong against this ridiculous accusation. It is just the latest of Trump’s outrageous ramblings, swipes, and gross remarks including his bashing of Vietnam prisoner-of-war John McCain, outrageous and belittling comments about Meghan Kelley, name-calling of opponents and anyone who has dared to speak ill of him. His bullying act is really growing old as well as his temperamental attitude.
Will his followers care? None of Trump’s shenanigans have bothered them so why should his bashing President Bush be any different?
This, folks, is the “Republican” front-runner. If this is not what you want to see in a GOP leader, you need to get involved in the process.