Friday on Bloomberg Television, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was asked to compare some of his leadership skills to the past two presidents of the United States, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
During that line of questioning, he pointed out that the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks happened during his presidency.
Exchange as follows:
STEPHANIE RUHLE, host: In order to be the president of the United States, you have to be a leader. We have not seen your soft hand. We have seen your offense, but George Bush had to stand in front of America after 9/11, Barack Obama did after Sandy Hook. Help us understand who Donald Trump is as a man. I need to know that you will make us feel a safe and you will make us feel proud.
TRUMP: I think I have a bigger heart than all of them. I think I’m much more competent than all of them. When you talk about George Bush—I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time.
RUHLE: Hold on. You can’t blame George Bush for that.
TRUMP: He was president, OK. Blame him or don’t blame him, but he was president. The World Trade Center came down during his reign.”
If you look at Sandy Hook, those people are still begging for help. It is a disaster all over the place. Government has proven to be a disaster during the Obama Administration. What we need a leader. We do not have a leader.
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