The level of narcissism exhibited by Donald Trump is only rivaled by the level of ignorance.
At a recent campaign stop in Florida, Trump made some ridiculous claims about the September 11, 2001 attacks and his ability to have preemptively intervened.
“Those people that knocked down the World Trade Center most likely, under the Trump policy, wouldn’t have been here to knock down the World Trade Center,” Trump said, during his speech Wednesday afternoon in Daytona Beach, Fla.
That’s awesome, but it leaves out several details.
For starters, at that time in our nation’s history, other than Pearl Harbor, we had only seen attacks on that scale outside of the U.S. No one could have imagined the horror to come, so nobody was thinking of banning immigrants from other nations.
I guess a case could be made for the first attack on the World Trade Center, in 1993, when the man Trump called “our greatest modern president” was in office.
At that time, a van full of explosives pulled into the underground garage of the WTC and was ignited, injuring a number of people, but falling far short of the devastation of 9/11.
Trump’s good friend, Bill Clinton, called it a “police matter” and refused to delve any further into the possibility of a terrorist attack.
Whatever the case, the 9/11 attackers entered legally, but overstayed their Visas. Trump’s policies wouldn’t have stopped anyone from entering legally, and with no real threat, any executive action to close down entry would have met with stiff opposition from the House.
The facts surrounding the 9/11 attacks have shown that intelligence intercepted chatter, regarding the plans of Al Qaeda and aircraft, and put those plans on President Clinton’s desk, but rather than address the issue and open up lines of communication between the FBI and the CIA, Clinton passed the buck on to the incoming President George W. Bush.
Trump has shown he has no time for study or serious consideration of anything beyond the 140 characters of Twitter. Why would anyone think he would be any more studious with intel briefings?