Following Trump’s eye-brow raising assertions that President Bush was not only responsible for 9/11 but purposefully and intentionally lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, he faced a barrage of criticism from the right.

Those on the right argued that he was not only wrong but that he sounded a bit too much like the “Bush lied, people died” sputterings of the fringe left (and of left-leaning “journalists” like Ron Fournier).

Indeed, Dick Cheney noted on Monday that Trump’s comments make him seem like a “liberal Democrat.”

The Blaze reports:


Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served alongside former President George W. Bush, issued a bold criticism of Republican presidential contender Donald Trump Monday, saying the billionaire “sounds like a liberal Democrat” when it comes to the Iraq war and 9/11.

“You heard at the debate Saturday Donald Trump accuse President Bush and his team of purposefully lying the country into war in Iraq, saying, ‘I will tell you they lied, they said there were weapons of mass destruction, there were none. They knew there were none.’ Your response?” Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked.

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Those on the right were not the only ones to note Trump’s startling assertions; those on the progressive left were positively giddy in their joy and agreement with Trump.

In an atypical gush of praise for a Republican of any stripe, Code Pink even heaps praise on Trump.

The Hill reports:

Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin said in an email to the Huffington Post that she “loved” the debate.

“It felt surreal to hear Donald Trump, the leading Republican contender for President, saying what we at CODEPINK have been shouting to the winds for 14 years now: that Bush and his cronies lied about WMDs, that the Iraq war was catastrophic, and that Bush never ‘kept us safe’ because 9/11 happened on his watch.”

Benjamin said that she also agrees with Trump that the war wasted money that could have been used to rebuild the country’s infrastructure — a theme the group uses in a campaign called “Bring out war dollars home.”

“It was wild,” she said.

Code Pink’s Benjamin was so enthralled with Trump’s comments that she says she gives him “a Pink Badge of Courage.”

[Featured Image: Medea Benjamin Facebook, Oct. 12, 2015]


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