In yet another attempt to sell his hard-line immigration policy to prospective voters, Donald Trump claims if he had been president in 2001, the World Trade Center attacks on September 11 would never have happened.
"I am extremely, extremely tough on illegal immigration. I'm extremely tough on people coming into this country," Trump told Fox News in an interview on Sunday. "I believe that if I were running things, I doubt those families would have -- I doubt that those people would have been in the country."
The outrageous statement was a continuation of the media mogul’s attack on rival Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and former U.S. President George W. Bush.
"Jeb said, 'We were safe with my brother.' 'We were safe.' Well, the World Trade Center just fell down," Trump went on. "Now, am I trying to blame him? I'm not blaming anybody. But the World Trade Center came down. So when he said, 'we were safe' -- that's not safe. We lost 3,000 people."
Until last year, the Republican presidential frontrunner was nothing more than an attention-seeking television personality who either made news for his nonsensical Twitter rants or when he was mocked by a late-night show host.
But ever since he announced his candidacy for the White House, Trump has been unstoppable. Of all the terrible stuff he has spewed since, his vitriol against illegal immigrants has been the highlight of his campaign.
Unfortunately, despite all that, he has been able to stay on top in various polls – which is why he has unabashedly advertised his racist immigration plans – only this time, he has reached a new low by using the 9/11 tragedy to rake in support.