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Donald Trump on the WTC Attacks

Hearing from Donald Trump on the WTC attacks might make you think that you’re listening to a “truther” at first.

But if you listen to his complete statements, he’s simply asking which foreign power might have supported the destruction of the World Trade Center. Here’s the video from Real Clear Politics:

We went after Iraq, they did not knock down the World Trade Center. It wasn’t the Iraqis that knocked down the World Trade Center, we went after Iraq, we decimated the country, Iran’s taking over, okay. 

But it wasn’t the Iraqis, you will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center. Because they have papers in there that are very secret, you may find it’s the Saudis, okay? But you will find out.

This isn’t radical stuff. It has long been reported that there are secret parts of the 9-11 report. And most of the hijackers were Saudis. For Trump this is especially important because he thinks it is one piece of evidence that the Iraq War was unjustified.

However, Lindsey Graham has characterized Donald Trump as the GOP’s Michael Moore candidate (two minutes into the video) because of his attacks on George Bush over the Iraq invasion.

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According to Politico, Graham said more on Fox News, Wednesday:

Graham said the Republican front-runner would make a “terrible commander in chief” and said the Republican Party would get “slaughtered” with him as the nominee.

Maybe Graham is right, but I find it weird that he feels free to speak authoritatively about a Republican front runner when he had to drop out of the race because no one would vote for him (or almost no one). Now that he’s no longer running, Graham has endorsed Jeb Bush, who is running well behind Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio—and in some cases behind Ben Carson.

So even if you dislike Trump, Lindsey Graham’s efforts to belittle him don’t sound convincing. If Graham is really able to predict who can win an election, then how does he explain his own decision to run.


Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the “nom de plume” (or “nom de guerre”) of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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