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Trump Blames Bush For Biggest Blunder in US History


President Donald Trump believes the biggest blunder in U.S. history was former President George W. Bush’s decision to send the military into the Middle East.

In an interview from the Oval Office with the Hill.TV, Trump made his case against his Republican predecessor.

“The worst single mistake ever made in the history of our country: going into the Middle East, by President Bush,” Trump said. “[President Barack] Obama may have gotten [U.S. soldiers] out wrong, but going in is to me the biggest single mistake made in the history of our country.”

“Because we spent $7 trillion in the Middle East,” Trump maintained. “Now if you wanna fix a window some place they say, ‘oh gee, let’s not do it. Seven trillion, and millions of lives — you know, ‘cause I like to count both sides. Millions of lives.”

Trump maintained Bush’s blunder was worse than even the Civil War, during which 620,000 American soldiers died.

“To me it’s the worst single mistake made in the history of our country. Civil war you can understand. Civil war, civil war. That’s different. For us to have gone into the Middle East, and that was just, that was a bad day for this country, I will tell you.”

The Pentagon estimates total expenditures related to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria between 2001 and 2018 are $1.52 trillion, The Hill reported.

via www.newsmax.com


  1. Clinton, Bush and Obama are a disgrace to our country. Failed leaders. Clinton gave away the store with NAFTA. Bush, to do one better than his father, decided to invade Iraq in which US lost millions of lives and many horribly wounded. This is the person that went to Mexico in the Vietnam War to hide out so he would not be sent to Vietnam-coward but not cowardly for the loss of other lives; Obama is a zero; never had a job and was a Muslim dictator. How many times did Obama have tax evader Al Sharpton to his office? I cannot count. And Obama and Hillary let 4 men die in Benghazi. They went to sleep that night. And then Obama, Muslim leader, signs an agreement with traitorous John Kerry, with Iran giving them billions of dollars. he lets Berghdahl off the hook for desertion. And Obama is foreign born with a Connecticut social security number that has all his records hidden as “foreign student” on his visa, school records, community organizer with Louis Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright (the chickens have come home to roost on 9/11) and Bill Ayres and his wife Bernandine, who blew up US buildings. All above were complete disastrous failures that led our country into a huge deficit, wars, treaties with terrorist country and complete failures.

      • Me too!
        President Trump did more for America and the American people in one year than the previous three presidents did in 24 years!
        Donald Trump is my AMAZING PRESIDENT and like he promised, president for all AMERICANS! President Trump is the best president ever and the most brilliant leader in the history of the world!
        Keep America Great! Greater than ever before! AMERICA and AMERICANS FIRST!
        Actions speak louder than words and President Trump’s actions speaks volumes for America and the American people!

        Donald Trump overcame adversity never before seen in the history of an American Presidential election and no one is going to stop him!
        President Trump is so right so often about so much, that it is unbelievable! He is an unstoppable genius!
        Sixteen Republican challengers couldn’t stop Donald Trump, the Democrats couldn’t stop him, adversaries in his own party couldn’t stop him, the lying liberal media couldn’t stop him, the thug protesters hired by the Democrats to disrupt his rallies couldn’t stop him, crooked Hillary, despite her underhanded cheating and attempt to rig the election with the help of then President Obama, the DOJ (Loretta Lynch) and the FBI (James Comey) couldn’t stop him, so why are so many wasting their time? He won’t be stopped! Trump/Pence 2020!

    • IRENE..You Are One Very Smart Women’! I Salute You”! As a Republican myself….I Did Not Vote For Bush. Both Times. He Is a NEOCON Failure As A President. He Was Told What To Do In Iraq By His Jewish Masters In The Inner Office Of The White House. (Get Saddam At Any Cost”!) He Did Squat To Stop The Illegal Mexican Invasion To America. How Many Areas Of America Today”””? They Don’t Even Learn Or Use English. The ‘Neocon Republicans’ Currently in The Congress Are all Traitors To The Republic. Paul Ryan Was Another BIG Loser..He Tried To Legalize two Million DACA People’! This After the 14 Million Already in America ILLEGALLY’! JIM Jordan Or Marc Meadows Or Daniel Webster Would Be Great Leaders Of The House. But……With The NEOCONS Around… (Susan Collins,Milkulski,Lindsey Graham Etc) It Will Be a Fight’! Americas Culture Is Being Ruined by Unlimited Legal Immigration From Countries Who Are Only Coming For The Money And Bringing There Failed Culture,Language And Bad Habits. Their Culture Has Failed. They Will come Here And Destroy Ours. Its Inevitable. Look At LA And Border Towns In Texas. You Can See The Future Already Here.

  2. I might argue that – the biggest blunder in US history is electing Barack Hussein Obama – Twice, no less! Obama gave us the worst economic recovery in history. Or at the very least, Obama’s election is a very close second to Bush’s blunder. Trump’s Economy after a little over ONE year:

    Women unemployment rate lowest in 65 years!
    Black unemployment rate lowest in recorded history! Considered FULL employment
    Hispanic unemployment rate lowest in recorded history!
    More job openings than in the history of Bureau of Labor Statistics compiling data
    Overall Unemployment at 18 year low – now 3.9%!
    One has to go all the way back to 1968 to find a higher labor force participation rate.
    May 2018 job report gain: even New York Times says so terrific no words can describe it!
    Food Stamp usage at 7 year low
    Home prices up 10% New home sales soars to 10 year high!
    16 job-killing regulations abolished for every new regulation created
    4 quarters of GDP over 3% (Obama was first President EVER to NOT have hit 3% GDP growth)
    New record after new record closes of Dow
    Job-cut announcements lowest since 1990
    Manufacturing in the U.S. accelerated to best year in 20 years!
    Consumer confidence highest in 38 years!
    Treasury notes returning 2.8% first time since 2000
    The stock market has gone up more than 3 TRILLION dollars
    ISIS is on the run
    New home sales have soared to a 10 year high
    Historic Middle Class tax relief
    Tax cuts results in bonuses, raises, and lower energy costs from energy companies
    Historic meeting to denuclearize North Korea
    Econony on absolute FIRE!
    4.1% GDP growth most recently with a projected 4.6% by the Feds for the end of Sept.
    Trump is Making America Great Again!! That’s what you get when you elect a successful businessman instead of a Community Organizer who never had to meet a payroll

  3. Lets face it folks…… Trump is no dummy !!!!! He is smart as a snake …………
    He has them all pegged…….. and correctly, too……….Todays democrats are as crooked as they ge, therefore they vote for socialism which never seems to blame the dooers…….. It is always someone elses FAULT……. do, rey, me …….

  4. Bout time someone called it like it is, and OUR President Trump is doing it. We could have built the wall about 5 times over with what that cost us. Bush wanted the wall and got money for it and then only did a small portion of it. I believe it was a sham and the congress new darned well Bush wouldn’t put it where it would do the most good. Meanwhile he starts a war and Obambam continues it and causes this mess of immigrants, not only here but in most of the western world. No wonder the Bush’s love Obambam.

  5. Crying over spilled milk. And did we learn anything? NO, we still let the anti-Americans reign. NOW, lets put troops at our border – E -W -N -S ! Mind our own business. Do agreements with our neighbors and get out of the war mongering business, all together! Save lives first and save our hard earned money for ourselves. Sounds right to me. (Make love, not war)

    • You Are Correct’! To Many Wars For The Defense Industry’! Lets Take Care Of America ONLY’! Has Anyone In Europe Repaid Americas TWO Wars 1 and 2 Debts”? Trump Is The Right Man At The Right Time For America. And…………….Her Citizens’! GO TRUMP”! (Ps: Get Americas Military Out Of Syria”! Its A Civil War’!) Its NOT Americas War”’! A Vietnam Era Vet.

  6. Aside from TRILLIONS of $$$ wasted, in that failed effort, I feel WORSE about our “lost blood and treasure” – -all of the beautiful, young military men and women, who either died, or lost their limbs and will, forever, suffer because of it.

  7. Bush did NOT declare war on Iraq. Iraq declared War ON AMERICA when Saddam went on TV and offered the families of suicide bombers financial security if the suicide took out Americans. This was NOT an invisible, impossible to nail down, terrorist gang….This was the leader of Iraq going on national television and declaring was on America. THAT alone was enough reason to answer his call to war after 9/11. The other reason Bush was right to go into Iraq was that Saddam refused to allow the inspectors to go in AS PROMISED. When he invaded Kuwait, when he was retreating he agreed by contact to allow the weapons inspectors to go into Iraq and inspect his weapon warehouses….he refused and that is why we went in. Because we gave him weeks notice, we were able to watch convoys of trucks leaving iraq more than likely carrying those WMDs. No. Trump is wrong. We DID need to go into Iraq.

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