Trump on Iraq War: If Bush Had Gone ‘to the Beach We Would Have Been Better Off’
"I didn’t say it. I didn’t want to say it, but he talked about the tremendous safety. Excuse me. The world trade center came down during the, you know, reign of George Bush, right? It came down. I have heard that for years. I have heard that for years, Jeremy. I have heard for years he kept the country safe after 9/11. What’s that mean, after? What about during 9/11? I was there. I lost a lot of friends that were killed in that building. The worst attack ever in this country? It was during his presidency. I mean, we had the worst attack ever. By the way, after that we did okay. That’s meaning the team scored 19 runs in the first inning, but after that we played well. I don’t think so. You obviously had the war, which was a big mistake. I think few people would say the war in Iraq was a positive. You had him on the aircraft carrier saying all sorts of wonderful things, how the war was essentially over. Guess what, not over. You know, the war with Iraq is a disaster. You know, Saddam Hussein was a bad guy. One thing about him, he killed terrorists. Now Iraq is Harvard for terrorism. You want to become a terrorist, go to Iraq. Saddam Hussein understood, and he killed terrorists. If the president went to the beach we would have been better off, believe me.'