Bush Defends Brother Against Donald Trump’s 9/11 Charges
Jeb Bush is sensitive when his brother’s legacy is challenged. George W. Bush is seen as a failure of a president to many, and this is exactly what Donald Trump highlighted when he criticized him on Friday.
Trump’s original comment was made during an interview with Bloomberg.
“When you talk about George Bush, I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time,” said Trump.
Bush took to Twitter to defend his brother.
How pathetic for @realdonaldtrump to criticize the president for 9/11. We were attacked & my brother kept us safe.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) October 16, 2015
NBC News reports:
Earlier Friday, Jeb Bush criticized Trump generally for being light on specifics when it comes to his presidential platform.
“I don’t know about Donald Trump’s views of leadership because he talks about himself the whole time, rather than what he would do,” Bush told CBS News.
Bush regularly says he’s proud of his brother and appreciates the former president’s help in fundraising during the campaign, but he has also made differentiating himself from both his brother and his father a key element of his campaign.
“People know me as George’s boy and George’s brother,” Bush said Friday to CBS. “They don’t know that I was an effective conservative governor that disrupted the old order in Florida.”
On the campaign trail, the former Florida governor says touting his record will prove persuasive to voters, especially, he says, when they think about who should be sitting behind the “big desk” in the Oval Office – contrasting Trump as just “a loud talker” and “a big personality.”
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