Trump was not prescient about 9/11

Trump supporters have been lighting up Twitter over the last 24 hours with links to this Buzzfeed story which purports to show that Donald Trump was prescient about the 9/11 attacks. Presumably, in the minds of his supporters, this information bolsters Trump’s credibility when he uses radical leftist talking points about George W. Bush’s handling of the 9/11 attacks.

I am not here to defend everything George W. Bush did in his presidency by a long shot, but the quotes set forth in the Buzzfeed article do not make Trump’s attacks any less stupid or juvenile than they were when he began making them late last week. Let’s first of all look at the quotes attributed to Trump in this article that allegedly show that he had prescience about the 9/11 attacks: