Tell me in the comments: did anybody out there actually believe that Donald Trump was telling the truth about this?
For months, Donald Trump has claimed that he opposed the Iraq War before the invasion began — as an example of his great judgment on foreign policy issues.
But in a 2002 interview with Howard Stern, Donald Trump said he supported an Iraq invasion.
In the interview, which took place on Sept. 11, 2002, Stern asked Trump directly if he was for invading Iraq.
“Yeah, I guess so,” Trump responded. “I wish the first time it was done correctly.”
Trump has adopted the “I was for it before I was against it” defense, saying that he definitely opposed the war after he started reading about it. Of course, he won’t offer any evidence that he later opposed the war, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
I’m not entirely sure this qualifies as a lie, although it’s being framed that way. After all,
I’m pretty sure Trump believes every word that pours out of his mouth, even if it’s objectively untrue. He wouldn’t be Donald Trump if he didn’t.
It’s frankly more offensive to me that the guy with delusions of political relevance talked about whether or not the United States should go to war with the same tone that you might use if your friend asks if you want to meet up at Starbucks.
“Yeah, I guess so.” Your likely 2016 Republican nominee, folks.
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