George W. Bush leaves big tip, waitress says he 'did 9/11'


A waitress is being criticized after accusing former President George W. Bush of 'doing' 9/11 on Twitter.

>> Read more trending stories

Leisa Smith posted a photo of her, the former president and former FLOTUS Laura Bush on March 22 after serving them at the restaurant she works at. The caption read, "Bush did 911 but he did me a solid and left me a (good) tip."

The tweet was retweeted more than 5,000 times before being deleted.

Smith's comment didn't sit well with many people, who took to social media to call the waitress' message inaccurate and insensitive.

"Make sure (and) tell (people) directly affected, (including) wives, kids, moms (and) dads," one social media user wrote of Smith's "super funny joke."

"Bush did not 'do' 9/11, and I agree that is a horrible way to put it," another wrote. "I feel bad for uneducated Americans."

One person even called Smith's comment "pathetic," saying, "Did you post that out of meanness, ignorance or stupidity?"

Smith later posted a response on her Twitter page, saying, "PSA: I don't think Bush actually did 9/11," and claiming it was "just supposed to be a sarcastic joke."

"I have a couple of friends that were the only ones I was expecting to see the tweet," she told Mic. "I was just trying to get a laugh out of my friends, but I in no way actually believe the conspiracy. I actually completely respect Bush and I don't think he actually 'did' 9/11." 

The Bushes left Smith a $40 tip on a $21.47 bill. She said they were "the nicest people" she has ever met, that George W. Bush hates mustard and that "his wife doesn't let him drink caffeine."



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation World

Catholic day care under investigation after classroom aide throws ball at child
Catholic day care under investigation after classroom aide throws ball at child

A Catholic day care in Jacksonville, Florida is under investigation for allegations of inappropriate discipline after a mother claimed a teaching assistant hit her 4-year-old son with a ball. She told Action News Jax the boy spent two days in the hospital recovering from his injuries.  >> Read more trending news  Action News Jax learned...
Woman warns others after coyotes attack her dog during daily walk
Woman warns others after coyotes attack her dog during daily walk

A woman who was out walking her three dogs Friday morning in Smyrna, Georgia ended up being chased by two coyotes. Trish Gallup told WSB the coyotes bit her 85-pound lab. >> Read more trending news  Gallup said her dog, Radar, was bitten three times by coyotes as she took her three dogs out for a walk. Gallup said as they walked, she heard...
5 famous people you might not have known came from Springfield
5 famous people you might not have known came from Springfield

When people ask about famous faces who were born and raised in Springfield, most people will say Grammy-winning singer and songwriter John Legend easily comes to mind. But there are plenty more notable names who have called the Champion City home. Here’s a look at five you may not have known: This small screen star was born in Springfield in...
Nick Jonas introduces ‘Future Mrs. Jonas’ in engagement photo with Priyanka Chopra
Nick Jonas introduces ‘Future Mrs. Jonas’ in engagement photo with Priyanka Chopra

Musician Nick Jonas confirmed Saturday he’s officially engaged to “Quantico” actress Priyanka Chopra. >> Read more trending news  “Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love,” Jonas posted on Instagram. Chopra expressed her happiness on her Instagram, too. “The only way to do this ... with family and God. Thank...
ICE agents detain man driving wife to the hospital to deliver their baby
ICE agents detain man driving wife to the hospital to deliver their baby

A woman in San Bernardino, California, told CBSLA agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained her husband as they drove to the hospital to deliver their child. Maria del Carmen Venegas said that her husband, Joel Arrona-Lara, was driving her to the hospital for a planned Cesarean section Wednesday when ICE agents surrounded their...
More Stories