Trump tweets NYT story on Bush failing to heed 9/11 warning
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats, activists blast reported Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report MORE is not letting Americans forget that the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened under former President George W. Bush.

Trump’s relentless attacks on the issue come as he battles former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.), George W. Bush’s brother, for the GOP’s presidential nomination in 2016.


“Interesting reading re: September 11th,” he tweeted Monday afternoon, referencing a New York Times story titled “The Bush White House was Deaf to 9/11 Warnings.”

“Jeb is fighting to defend a catastrophic event,” Trump said of Jeb Bush in a separate post.

“I am fighting to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he added. "Jeb is too soft – we need tougher & sharper.”

The celebrity real estate tycoon argued earlier Monday morning that he is merely stating the truth about the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., in September 2001.

“The fact is [that] we had the worst attack in the history of our country during his reign,” he said of George W. Bush’s administration.

“Jeb [Bush] said we were safe during his reign. That wasn’t true,” Trump said of the Bush siblings.

“I’m not blaming anybody and I’m not blaming George Bush, although if you look at his three primary agencies, they hated each other and they weren’t talking,” the outspoken billionaire added.

Trump then charged that he would have implemented a “massive whistleblower system” before the 9/11 attacks so that law enforcement officials could have prevented them.

“A good leader would’ve made sure that they would get along and talk and lots of other things happen,” he said.

Jeb Bush has repeatedly chastised Trump as “pathetic” for suggesting his brother did not keep the nation safe.

Trump has countered that George W. Bush made multiple policy decisions that could have prevented 9/11.

The New York business mogul proposed on Sunday that stricter immigration would have prevented al-Qaeda operatives from launching the attacks.

“I am extremely, extremely tough on illegal immigration,” Trump said on “Fox News Sunday." "I am extremely tough on people coming into this country.”

Nearly 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001. The death toll included 2,606 victims at the World Trade Center, 246 passengers aboard four planes and 125 people at the Pentagon.