Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wrote in an op-ed published Tuesday by the conservative National Review that he thought GOP rival Donald Trump’s views on national security are “dangerous.”
Trump had implied that President George W. Bush, Jeb’s brother, held some responsibility in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
On Sunday, Bush pushed back at Trump, defended his brother, and said that he was proud of what the former President accomplished after the attacks.
In the op-ed, Bush wrote:
That Trump echoes the attacks of Michael Moore and the fringe Left against my brother is yet another example of his dangerous views on national-security issues.
This is a man who has previously stated he would prefer Hillary Clinton had led negotiations on the nuclear agreement with Iran. He has expressed a willingness to allow Vladimir Putin to dominate the Middle East by aligning with Iran and propping up the ruthless Syrian dictator, Bashar al-Assad — an action that would only worsen the existing refugee crisis and endanger our national-security interests and those of Israel. And he has been ignorant and dismissive of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organizations, saying that we shouldn’t have gone into Afghanistan to hunt al-Qaeda and end the safe haven for terror provided by the Taliban, only to retreat from that stance this week.
Let’s be clear: Donald Trump simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about. And his bluster overcompensates for a shocking lack of knowledge on the complex national-security challenges that will confront the next president of the United States.
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