President Trump quipped back at former President George W. Bush who absurdly compared those who participated in the Capitol riots on Jan. 6 to the terrorists who carried out the horrific attacks on September 11th, 2001.
Pointing out the irony in Bush’s remarks, Trump reminded that it was the 43rd president who got the U.S. “into the quicksand of the Middle East,” in the first place.
“So interesting to watch former President Bush, who is responsible for getting us into the quicksand of the Middle East (and then not winning!), as he lectures us that terrorists on the ‘right’ are a bigger problem than those from foreign countries that hate America, and that are pouring into our Country right now,” Trump said in a statement on Monday.
“If that is so, why was he willing to spend trillions of dollars and be responsible for the death of perhaps millions of people? He shouldn’t be lecturing us about anything. The World Trade Center came down during his watch. Bush led a failed and uninspiring presidency. He shouldn’t be lecturing anybody!” the 45th president’s scathing remarks continued.
Trump’s statement follows remarks Bush made Saturday at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Penn., to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
“There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home,” Bush said comparing the Jan. 6 rioters and the Islamic extremists responsible for 9/11. “But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit and it is our continuing duty to confront them.”