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Peter King: Trump Using "Michael Moore Talking Point" To Blame Bush For 9/11

"And to blame George Bush for what happened on September 11 is, again, that shows a lack of knowledge and it's too much of a cheap shot at the president."

Posted on October 16, 2015, at 2:53 p.m. ET

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Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, slammed Donald Trump on Friday for an interview in which Trump suggested President George Bush is to blame for the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

"When you talk about George Bush, I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time," Trump said Friday morning on Bloomberg TV, before he was interrupted by the interviewer, who said he couldn't be serious about blaming Bush.

"He was president, OK? Blame him, or don't blame him, but he was president. The World Trade Center came down during his reign," Trump added.

King took aim at Trump on Fox News radio's Kilmeade and Friends on Friday.

"I think Donald Trump is totally wrong there," said King. "That sounds like a Michael Moore talking point. 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."

"What George Bush did is totally revamp the intelligence system, the information sharing system," King continued. "He set up defenses so that we have not been successfully attacked in any large way since September 11. Nobody would have known that on September 12 or expect that on September 12. And to blame George Bush for what happened on September 11 is, again, that shows a lack of knowledge and it's too much of a cheap shot at the president."

King added he thought Bush was an "outstanding president," and that again, Trump was totally wrong.

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