Jeb Bush fired back Friday at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump knocked former president George W. Bush over the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center.
Trump’s comments came after Bloomberg’s Stephanie Ruhle asked him if he would be capable of comforting the nation in the event of a mass catastrophe like the 9/11 attacks or the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conn.
“I think I have a bigger heart than all of them,” Trump told Ruhle in response. “I think I’m much more competent then all of them. I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time.”
Ruhle pushed back, saying, “Hold on, you can’t blame George Bush for that.”
“He was president, okay? Blame him or don’t blame him, but he was president,” Trump said. “The World Trade Center came down during his reign.”
Jeb Bush struck back over social media, calling Trump’s comments “pathetic.”
How pathetic for @realdonaldtrump to criticize the president for 9/11. We were attacked & my brother kept us safe.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) October 16, 2015