Rubio: Trump Saying Bush Lied About WMDs Is "Disturbing," "He Didn't Lie"


ABC's George Stephanopulos asks Republican presdential candidate Marco Rubio about the fight about George W. Bush's role in 9/11 and the Iraq War between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush at last night's ninth Republican primary debate.

STEPHANOPOULOS: We also just heard Donald Trump say he doesn't think about impeachment of George W. Bush anymore, but he's not backing off those comments he made last night that President Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Given those statements, is -- is Donald Trump still a -- a nominee you could support if Republicans choose him for the nomination?

RUBIO: Well, I would have hoped that Donald, last night, would have repudiated those comments and just said that's what he said then, he doesn't believe it anymore. I mean his unwillingness to walk away from that is disturbing.

He's not going to be the nominee. I'm going to be the nominee, so we're not going to have to worry about that.

But it is a disturbing comment. I don't -- of course, I don't believe George W. Bush lied. I think George W. Bush acted based on the information provided to him, that, by the way, was also shown to Congressional leaders like Nancy Pelosi and others, and they, too, agreed with that assessment.

Now, it turned out not to be accurate, and that's unfortunate. That being the case, he didn't lie. A lie is when you know what's true and yet you say something different.

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