Is leading Republican candidate Donald Trump able to buy information with his billions, as he claims, or is he truly crazy? It is hard to tell, because billionaires get a pass on almost everything.
He is overly exuberant, to put it mildly. How are we supposed to know whether he is manic, narcissistic, paranoid, lying, or right about the papers? After all, Trump used the 911 attacks to benefit his campaign, saying that he saw hundreds of Muslims celebrating openly, while the towers fell.
On the last Republican debate stage and after President George W. Bush (W.) announced he was campaigning for his brother Jeb Bush, Trump criticized the 43rd president for failing to protect the country from the 911 attack.
The billionaire noted that Bush had intelligence warnings about an upcoming attack, but the former president ignored them. Whether or not Trump went too far this time is still up for debate. After all, he was in strong Bush territory, South Carolina, when he launched his own attack against the Bush brothers.
But Trump is right. W’s administration ignored multiple warnings about the threats of 911, but for some reason, he got a pass. We swallowed a cheap trinket of reasoning whole, eager to put the whole thing behind us. We clung to the hype: W. kept us safe after 911, when the towers burned and crashed to earth.
Not only that, Trump is claiming that Saudi Arabia was responsible for 911, not the Iraqis as former vice president Cheney and company claimed. Then, Trump said W’s people not only knew there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, they made up the whole story.
Trump spoke at a rally in Bluffton, South Carolina Wednesday, eager to further distance Jeb Bush from success. While there, he brought up the “secret papers:”
‘But it wasn’t the Iraqis, you will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center, [be]cause they have papers in there that are very secret, you may find it’s the Saudis, okay? But you will find out.’
This is the first I’ve heard about secret papers blaming the Saudis for the attack, but Trump may be referring to a U.S. senate report. The 28-page document reported on a 2002 investigation into the attacks, and President Bush ordered the document classified.
It has long been known that of the 19 terrorists, 15 were Saudi nationals. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ken.) commented that President Barack Obama should release the document, because it could put an end to all those conspiracy theories.
Oh, I seriously doubt that anything will stop the conspiracy theories.
Watch the video below to see what Trump said about “very secret papers:”