Ben Carson: It's ridiculous to suggest that Bush bears blame for 9/11

During a brief campaign stop in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, Friday night, Carson gave Trump the benefit of the doubt over his comments, made to Bloomberg TV, on Bush: “He was president, OK? Don’t blame him or don’t blame him, but he was president. The World Trade Center came down during his reign.”

“Did he say that he was blaming him for it?” Carson said. He added he’d be “surprised” if Trump meant such a thing, and that “I think it’s ridiculous to suggest [Bush] was responsible for that.”