A newly uncovered book seems to indicate Donald Trump predicted 9/11, the worst terrorist attacks to date on American soil, more than a year before it happened.
The liberal media and even some conservative outspoken critics have dismissed Donald Trump's candidacy from the start, but after his unconventional debate appearances, the Republican hopeful continues to dominate the headlines and lead the polls. Now, an article from Buzz Feed is making waves, because it seems to show Trump predicted 9/11 19 months before it happened.
In his 2000 book The America We Deserve, the billionaire entrepreneur describes with chilling accuracy what would become a reality when terrorists hijacked planes on the morning of September 11, 2001.
"I really am convinced we're in danger of the sort of terrorist attacks that will make the bombing of the Trade Center look like kids playing with firecrackers. No sensible analyst rejects this possibility, and plenty of them, like me, are not wondering if, but when it will happen.
"One day we're told that a shadowy figure with no fixed address named Osama bin-Laden is public enemy number one, and U.S. jet fighters lay waste to his camp in Afghanistan. He escapes back under some rock, and a few news cycles later it's on to a new enemy and new crisis."
It is apparently clear that when Donald Trump predicted 9/11, he even knew where the threat would come from, as he mentions Osama bin Laden by name. CNN's national security analyst, vice president at New America, and a professor of practice at Arizona State University, Peter Bergen, says Trump may just be right about 9/11.
A heated debate has ensued between Republican presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush and Donald Trump after the latter questioned assertions by the former Florida Governor that his brother, President George W. Bush, kept America safe after the 9/11 attacks.
"The fact is we had the worst attack in the history of our country during his reign. Jeb (Bush) said we were safe during his reign. That wasn't true."
According to Bergen, the Bush administration did not recognize bin Laden and al-Qaeda's threat to the U.S. at the time. This despite the group's deadly attacks on the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, which killed more than 200 people, as well as the USS Cole bombing two years later, which killed 17 American sailors.
During his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump has minced no words stating how he would keep the U.S. safe and bring "real leadership" to the White House. With the uncovering of his book's quotes, pundits are once again following his narrative, something that has happened throughout the campaign.
In his book, Trump realizes he is making waves in the pre-9/11 world, however, this doesn't prevent him from asking if the Bush administration is truly recognizing the threats posed by Bin Landen.
"The biggest threat to our security is ourselves, because we've become arrogant. Dangerously arrogant. It's time for a realistic view of the world and our place in it. Do we truly understand the threats we face? And let me give a warning: You won't hear a lot of what follows from candidates in this campaign, because what I've got to say is definitely not happy talk. There are forces to be worried about, people and programs to take action against. Now."
At the time Donald Trump predicted 9/11, he was considering a presidential run for as a candidate for the Reform Party and not too many took him seriously. Fifteen years later, his premonitions are making more waves because of their chilling accuracy.
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