WATCH: Trump Says He Predicted, Would Have Stopped 9/11 Terror Attacks

Leading Republican presidential candidate references his book published in 2000, 'The America We Deserve,' as evidence that he foresaw the threat Osama bin Laden posed to the United States.

Donald Trump: "If you look at my book, which was written a couple of years prior to the attack, I actually mentioned the name of Osama bin Laden, that he's a bad terrorist and we have to do something about it. And when one of your competitors heard about it today, they said, whoa, this is amazing. Trump actually predicted it. Because I actually said in the book that something would happen. Nobody talks about it. But I actually talk about it. I named Osama bin Laden."

Quotes from Trump's book, 'The America We Deserve':

"I really am convinced we’re in danger of the sort of terrorist attacks that will make the bombing of the Trade Center look like kids playing with firecrackers. No sensible analyst rejects this possibility, and plenty of them, like me, are not wondering if but when it will happen."

"One day we’re told that a shadowy figure with no fixed address named Osama bin-Laden is public enemy number one, and U.S. jetfighters lay waste to his camp in Afghanistan. He escapes back under some rock, and a few news cycles later it’s on to a new enemy and new crisis."