Donald Trump Says He Could Have Prevented 9/11

By August 4, 2016 Politics

On Wednesday Donald Trump suggested that he could have prevented the terrorist attacks on 9/11, stopping the World Trade Center from ever coming down, all thanks to his immigration policies.

“I’m extremely tough on people coming into this country,” Trump told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.

“I believe that If I were running things, I doubt that those people would have been in the country,” he added, referring to those who carried out the attacks.

“The FBI, the NSC, and the CIA were not talking to each other,” he added. “That was a really big problem. I mean, they weren’t talking to each other. And now it’s hard to remember back that far, but I have a very good memory. They were not talking to each other. It came out as a major problem.”

The Fox & Friends host did not quite believe that if President Trump could have prevented the World Trade Center attacks that day. They cited the fact that some of the plane hijackers were in the U.S. on legal visas. But Trump held his ground.

“My standards are much higher for visas, No. 1,” he said. “No. 2, we’d have a massive whistleblower system, which you have to have. I mean, it’s hard to believe that you had these 18 or 19 people and nobody — nobody — knew what they were doing. I mean, they were all over the place. They were learning about airplanes. They were flying airplanes.”

Trump has, at various times, promised strikingly different immigration policies which include: a blanket ban on all travel to the United States by the World’s 1.6 billion Muslims, a ban on immigration to the United States by citizens of other countries which export terrorists abroad, a position he adopted earlier this year, and a much stricter screening process for citizens from “dangerous countries,” primarily Syria.

This all seems to relate back to a conflict that Trump had with Jeb Bush.

“I’m not blaming George Bush,” Trump said. “But I don’t want Jeb Bush to say, ‘My brother kept us safe,’ because September 11 was one of the worst days in the history of this country.”

Bush seems to be pushing back against the criticisms that Trump has made in recent days.

In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday, Bush defended his brother’s presidency.

“My brother responded to a crisis, and he did it as you would hope a president would do. He united the country, he organized our country and he kept us safe. And there’s no denying that. The great majority of Americans believe that” he said.

“And I don’t know why he keeps bringing this up. It doesn’t show that he’s a serious person as it relates to being commander in chief and being the architect of a foreign policy,” Bush added.

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