The Taliban wanted to enter wrestlers in the 2000 Olympics as a reward for driving the Russians out of Afghanistan. When they were banned, they planned an attack.
“I think Donald Trump is totally wrong there,” King said Friday during an interview on Fox News Radio. “Anyone who has any real knowledge of that — you can get all the CIA people, all of the career people — no one saw the attack of 9/11 coming. And to blame George Bush for what happened on September 11…shows a lack of knowledge and is too much of a cheap shot at the president.”
Trump’s comments immediately drew an angry response from the ex-president’s brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is competing with Trump for the Republican nomination for president.
“How pathetic for (Trump) to criticize the president for 9/11,” Jeb Bush tweeted Friday. “We were attacked and my brother kept us safe.”
Bush’s response set off a Twitter battle with Trump, who called his rival “pathetic” for “saying nothing happened during your brother’s term when the World Trade Center was attacked and came down.”