Donald Trump lied about his position on the unjustified Iraq War
Trump told Howard Stern in 2002 that he supported the George W. Bush Administration’s plans to invade Iraq
Assuming that Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential nomination, Donald Trump’s only realistic path to defeating Hillary in the general election for president is to try to win over the vast majority of Bernie Sanders supporters who are open to voting for Trump, which is not that large of a group of voters, but they are a group of voters that could swing the general election.
Me, and many other people who have supported Bernie, consider Hillary’s vote for the unjustified Iraq War to be one of many reasons that we can’t/couldn’t support Hillary in the Democratic primaries. Trump has claimed to have opposed the Iraq War in the early 2000’s. However, Trump was actually a supporter invading Iraq in 2002:
Trump often says on the campaign trail that he opposed the Iraq War before the invasion, claiming he knew it would lead to destabilization in the Middle East.
But the presumptive Republican nominee told Howard Stern on his radio show in 2002 that he supported going to war with Iraq.
That’s right…Donald Trump went on Howard Stern’s radio show on the one-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and said that he supported invading Iraq. You can listen to the audio here, and here’s a transcript of the relevant part, which begins 3 minutes and 39 seconds into the audio clip:
HOWARD STERN: Are you for invading Iraq?
DONALD TRUMP: Yeah…I guess…so…uh…you know, I wish it was…uh, I wish the first time it was done correctly.
Donald Trump has been caught in yet another lie. He claims to have opposed the Iraq War, when, in reality, he supported it all along.