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Trump Says He Could Have Stopped 9/11 Hijackers

Donald Trump, doubling down on his criticism of former President George W. Bush, suggested Sunday that the 9/11 attacks were preventable.

The real-estate tycoon declared on Fox News that better border controls in 2001 could have blocked the plane hijackers from entering the United States.

“I am extremely, extremely tough on illegal immigration,” Trump told show host Chris Wallace. “I’m extremely tough on people coming into this country. I believe that if I were running things, I doubt those families would have – I doubt that those people would have been in the country.”

Newsmax noted that on Friday the Republican presidential front-runner took a shot at the former president’s brother, Jeb Bush, who also is seeking the GOP nomination. Trump told Bloomberg News: “Jeb said, ‘We were safe with my brother. We were safe.’ Well, the World Trade Center just fell down. Now, am I trying to blame him? I’m not blaming anybody. But the World Trade Center came down. So when he said, ‘We were safe’ – that’s not safe. We lost 3,000 people.”

Jeb Bush fired back, accusing Trump of not being “a serious person.” He said the former host of “The Apprentice” is running his campaign like a reality show.

The younger Bush brother is lagging in the polls, with single-digit support, behind Trump and several other candidates.

Photo: Gage Skidmore

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