Rep. Peter King, Republican of New York, was not pleased with Donald Trump’s harsh words about President George W. Bush at a recent presidential campaign, issuing a press release at the time calling Trump a “feckless pretender” and “a poor man’s imitation of Michael Moore.”
In an interview with Newsmax’s J.D. Hayworth posted online on Friday, King continued his tirade against Trump, saying that he “never saw Donald Trump being very much involved at all” in New York’s recovery after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
“J.D., from all I know and from my recollection at the time, I never saw Donald Trump being very much involved at all,” he said. “He talks about having hundreds of friends of his who were killed an, I’m not trying to minimize anything, I’m not aware of funerals he went to or any efforts or causes he was involved in, including the 9/11 Health Act or anything, really. I’m sure there could have been some private donations he made, but he was certainly not an active force at all in New York after 9/11 as far as the whole World Trade Center tragedy.”
He demanded that Trump apologize to Bush, before attacking the presidential candidate for praising the late musician Michael Jackson.
“Quite frankly, I found it interesting last night,” he said, “he was saying what a great friend of Michael Jackson that he was and he was saying great things about Michael Jackson, who, as far as I’m concerned, was a pedophile, the same week that he’s calling President Bush a liar is, to me, almost sacrilegious.”
The exchange starts at around 2:30 into this clip: