EX-NEW YORK GOVERNOR SAYS TRUMP IS “SPEWING NONSENSE”
Former New York governor George Pataki – whose 2016 presidential campaign continues to founder – is going back to the strategy that hasn’t worked for him (and didn’t work for another low-polling “Republican”).
Bashing Donald Trump …
“Donald Trump is like an eighth-grade schoolyard bully spewing nonsense – ‘I would have stopped September 11 if I was president. I’ll beat China. I’ll make Mexico build and pay for a wall.’ This is all complete nonsense,” Pataki said on MSNBC this week. “And more than that, you wonder why all of a sudden he’s going after (Jeb) Bush when it was Clinton – the Clintons had been in power for eight years before September 11. So I don’t know what he’s doing. I just think it makes it plain that this man is not someone who should be president.”
Pataki is referring to Trump’s recent line of criticism against Jeb Bush – who has sought to revive his own flagging candidacy by bringing his brother (former president George W. Bush) on the campaign trail with him.
“Whether it’s Sen. John McCain is not a war hero or Mexico’s going to pay for the wall, or now today if his immigration policy had been in effect, September 11 might not have happened – he just continually says things that make it plain that this man is not fit to be president of the United States,” Pataki added. “But it makes you wonder why going after Bush as opposed to the Clintons, who were in power for eight years. What is he really thinking here? I don’t know.”
Perhaps Trump is thinking that Jeb Bush himself – in a 2013 book – admitted lax immigration laws enabled the September 11 hijackers to enter the United States, where they trained for their attack. Or that Florida – where Bush was governor – was their primary base of operation.
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