“Surely this time,” the establishment chorus cries with joy, “Donald Trump has gone too far!” Sorry, but I wouldn’t bet on it.
What Trump did at Saturday night’s debate was ruder than any of his prior insults, profanities or remarks about women. He corrected the historical record about the 9/11 attacks, demolishing the fairy-tale version that has become a central tenet of Republican dogma. It’s true, and you can look it up: George W. Bush was president when the World Trade Center towers fell. WashingtonPost.com