Trump Squashes Beef with Bush, Sort Of

Jeb Bush may think the country was safe while his brother was in the White House, but Donald Trump is claiming that he sounded the alarm on Osama Bin Laden three years before 9/11 in one of his books.

During an interview with FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney Trump said: “obviously if I knew about it, they [the government] knew about it. They should have done something about Osama Bin Laden… How can you say the country was safe? He’s [Jeb Bush] just forgetting about that one incident -- and that was a big incident, he didn’t make that clear either.”

When asked whether he took any issue with Jeb Bush he said: “I have no fight with Jeb Bush. I think he’s a nice person… I mentioned to [someone]… that the World Trade Center came down during Bush… so he has to take a certain responsibility for that.”

He also placed some responsibility on Bill Clinton for 9/11.

He actually said that he knew that Osama Bin Laden was around but they didn’t want to attack him at that time and in all fairness to him at that time he didn’t knock down the World Trade Center… but if you read my book… I had the best vision of anybody because I said Osama Bin Laden should be attacked essentially. ”

Meanwhile, in September Trump unveiled his tax plan that vowed to lower rates for the middle class and bring corporations back to America.

“Under my plan, as you know, I’m reducing taxes -- I think more than any other candidate by far… I’m substantially lowering taxes. I’m bringing the corporate tax down to 15 [%]. I’m bringing taxes to the lowest point that they’ve been in years and what’s going to happen is the economy is going to take off,” he said.

Trump also discussed breaking up big banks.

“I also think we have to get rid of Dodd-Frank. The banks aren’t lending to people that need it. The banks are giving me all the money I need because I don’t need the money. Anybody that doesn’t need money is a great candidate today to get money. If you need money to create jobs, build something, whether it’s buildings or a company, the banks aren’t there. The regulators are running the banks and that’s why… people can’t borrow money today,” he said.

Trump explained why he would get rid of Obamacare.

“I would repeal Obamacare instantaneously and replace it with something much better. Privately done, we get rid of the lines -- the artificial lines in each state so that companies can compete with each other. The insurance companies have made a fortune on Obamacare,” he said.

He also shared some thoughts on investing.

“About three years ago, I bought a lot of stock... I sold it in January and the reason I did is because I have so little confidence in our government.”