Trump: My Tough Immigration Policy Would Keep 9/11 Plotters Out

GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump turned up the rhetorical heat on Jeb Bush by saying his tough immigration policies would have kept the 9/11 plotters out of the country.Donald Trump at Freedom Fest

“I am extremely, extremely tough on illegal immigration. I’m extremely tough on people coming into this country. I believe that if I were running things, I doubt those people would have been in the country,” Trump said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“With that being said, I’m not blaming George Bush. But I don’t want Jeb Bush saying, ‘My brother kept us safe,’ because Sept. 11 was one of the worst days in the history of this country.”

Trump raised the immigration issue earlier in relation to terrorism and the 9/11 attacks and pointed at the Bush Administration as partially at fault.

Bush and Trump have been feuding publicly over this issue since Friday, when Trump noted in a Bloomberg News interview that “the World Trade Center came down during [George W. Bush’s] reign,” appearing to suggest that the former president shared the blame for the Sept. 11 attacks.