Jeb Bush was once the presumptive Republican Party nominee but New York billionaire Donald Trump has destroyed Bush’s candidacy, an American scholar and political analyst says.
VT Editor Dr. Kevin Barrett, editor of We Are Not Charlie Hebdo and scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV while commenting on a new poll which shows that Bush’s favorability among GOP voters has dropped to new lows during last seven months.
Bush, who was once the Republican Party’s presumed leading contender, had a net favorability of +27 in July, but in the latest poll it is -1.
“Jeb Bush was the presumed favorite for the Republican nomination going into the beginning of the race. And it’s been very interesting to watch him self-destruct during this campaign, Many people are scratching their heads and wondering what went wrong for Jeb Bush,” Dr. Barrett said.
“Jeb Bush is a very bright and talented Bush as Bushes go. He was the heir apparent to the Bush dynasty along with his other competent brother, Neil, and their idiot, incompetent brother, George W.[who] somehow became president.
“We have reports that George Bush, the elder, actually wept tears when he found that W. was going to get the nomination. He knew that W. was not competent enough to be elected a dog-catcher of a small village, much less President of the United States.
“So when Jeb Bush announced his candidacy and had tons of money behind him, everyone expected that he was anointed to get the nomination, if not the presidency. And yet today his popularity, formerly almost 30 points net positive, has dropped into the negative range. It is a complete collapse of his campaign.
“And the question is that how did this happen?
“Well, Bush hasn’t done himself any favors. He hasn’t given anybody a compelling reason to vote for him. But I think the real reason that Bush’s campaign has been destroyed is exactly the same reason that Rudy Giuliani’s campaign was destroyed back in 2008 – and that is that just as with Giuliani, Jeb Bush is a 9/11 criminal, who participated in the destruction of the World Trade Center and the murder of almost 3,000 Americans.
“Giuliani was haunted in 2008 during his campaign by ‘We Are Change.’ Everywhere Giuliani went, ‘We Are Change’ followed him and filmed each other, asking him why he announced that he knew the World Trade Center was going to collapse before it happened? And that’s why he moved his emergency headquarters from Building 7 to Pier 92. And yet he didn’t tell the firefighters.
“And hundreds of firefighters died in the collapse of those buildings.
“Giuliani knew it was going to happen, as he clearly stated in a television interview that day. So by dogging Giuliani, ‘We Are Change’ destroyed his presidential campaign and saved America and the world from the specter of a President Giuliani – ‘the 9/11 president.’
“The same thing [has happened] with Jeb Bush. Instead of ‘We Are Change’ destroying his presidency, it’s been Donald Trump. Donald Trump has repeatedly very sneakily challenged Jeb Bush on 9/11 by saying that 9/11 was the fault of George W. Bush, which is true in more ways than one.
“It’s not just that Bush was so incompetent that he let it happen. Bush was part of the program. It was run by [then Vice President Dick] Cheney out of a basement in the White House – the murder of 3,000 Americans, the worst crime ever committed on American soil. It was commanded by Dick Cheney, and there’s overwhelming evidence for this. Simply read David Ray Griffin’s book, the New Pearl Harbor, and his subsequent very-well researched studies of 9/11.
“Jeb Bush, for his part, actually participated in the destruction of evidence at the CIA drug import airstrips in Florida that were tasked to be flight schools where they pretending to train alleged 9/11 hijackers to fly.
“Bush himself flew into these drug import airstrips on the night of 9/11 with National Guard thugs, and they stole the evidence that these so-called flight schools were CIA drug import airstrips.
“That evidence had been collected by police. Jeb and his goons went to the police station and stole that evidence from police at gunpoint and put them at a C-40 cargo plane and flew them to God knows where.”
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.