"He finally got booed for saying George W. Bush was president on 9/11": Seth Meyers stunned anew by GOP madness

Months of racist comments, no problem, Meyers observed. But tell a simple truth about 9/11? Not a Republican debate

By Brendan Gauthier
February 17, 2016 6:08PM (UTC)
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"Late Night" host Seth Meyers took "A Closer Look" at Donald Trump's mounting attacks on former President George W. Bush in South Carolina, where Bush's approval rating could give his brother Jeb! a notable advantage come time to vote.

At this past Saturday's GOP debate, Trump put W. on blast, pinning on him the blame for the "big fat mistake" that was the Iraq War. "We should have never been in Iraq," said Trump. "We have destabilized the Middle East."


"Critics of the Iraq War have been saying for years that George W. Bush misled the nation in the rush to war," Meyers said. "But for the Republican party's own frontrunner to make that case, it's a big deal."

Then, "after months of making racist comments at Republican debates, he finally got booed for saying George W. Bush was president on 9/11. You can't do that at a Republican debate," Meyers said. "That's one of those things everyone knows is true, but no one is allowed to say out loud."

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