“He doesn’t have a fundamental understanding of what caused 9/11.”
My first thought when I heard Trumps comments regarding 9/11 were basically the same as Rubio’s. While Trump stated he could have prevented 9/11 by keeping the terrorists out of the country. My understanding has always been they came in while Clinton was president. Which isn’t to blame Clinton. But to say, if Trump had became president on the same date as Bush 43, he would have been just as powerless as Bush was to stop the attack.
That being said. In this election cycle picking a fight with Trump is the best, and maybe only way to get attention. This fight works for Jeb in two ways. It will upset and offend people out there with a loyalty to Bush 43. But it also draws attention to Jeb in the race. And it draws attention to the political experience he brings to the table. It is a reminder of the steps his brother took, which many on the right still support.
I am starting to feel like Jeb would be my second choice candidate. I only hope the Trump balloon deflates soon.