In the latest episode of the reality show that is Donald Trump’s campaign, he has blamed my brother for the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation.
That Trump echoes the attacks of Michael Moore and the fringe Left against my brother is yet another example of his dangerous views on national-security issues.
Let’s be clear: Donald Trump simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about. And his bluster overcompensates for a shocking lack of knowledge on the complex national-security challenges that will confront the next president of the United States.
If I earn the honor of serving as Commander-in-Chief, I will reverse Barack Obama’s devastating defense cuts. I will strengthen the NATO alliance and use America’s newly realized status as an energy superpower to lessen others’ dependence on Russian oil and gas, and the advantage it gives Putin. I will repair our alliance with Israel and regain the trust of our other partners in the Middle East in order to halt Iran’s aggression. And I will have a strategy to defeat ISIS and Assad and protect American interests in the region.
I am ready to be Commander-in-Chief and lead America during a time of increasing turmoil around the world. Donald Trump has failed to demonstrate the temperament and understanding of our nation’s challenges needed to live up to that responsibility.
— Jeb Bush was governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007 and is a candidate for the Republican nomination for president.