Matthews on George W. Bush: ‘He Kept Us Safe? No He Didn’t, 9/11 Happened under His Watch’
Chris Matthews on George W. Bush: "He Kept Us Safe? No He Didn't, 9/11 Happened Under His Watch" (RealClearPolitics)
TRUMP: Your brother -- and your brother's administration gave us Barack Obama, because it was such a disaster, those last three months, that Abraham Lincoln couldn't have been elected.
BUSH: You know what? As it relates to my brother, there's one thing I know for sure. He kept us safe.
I don't know if you remember...
BUSH: ... Donald...
BUSH: ... you remember the -- the rumble? You remember the fire fighter with his arms around it? He sent a clear signal that the United States would be strong and fight Islamic terrorism, and he did keep us safe.
TRUMP: I don't know. You feel safe right now? I don't feel so safe.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: You know I always wonder when I watch comments like that and you get applause why someone in the audience doesn't remember that it was under W.'s watch we suffered 9/11. Now not to make a big partisan aspect to it, but it is a fact that we had the worst attack inside this country in our history under W. After, after they had gotten the report and they had shown it to the country that al Qaeda was about to attack inside the United States.
It seems to me, and that's not a war crime of course, but it's nothing to brag about. He kept us safe? No he didn't. We had 9/11 on his watch. And he took us into Iraq, which had nothing to do with keeping us safe. Somebody has got to get good at debating these people when they make the ridiculously inaccurate comments.