Trump: Cheney Calls Me An Extremist, But He's The One Who Started The War In Iraq


In an appearance on FOX News' O'Reilly Factor Wednesday night Donald Trump responded to criticism from former Vice President Dick Cheney. Trump said Republicans like the former vice president and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan are outraged because this wasn't supposed to happen, him running for president.

"This was not supposed to happen to them," Trump said. "The establishment is very upset."

DONALD TRUMP: Excuse me, extremist point of view? I was against the war in Iraq in 2003, I said don't do it... Cheney is the one that started the War in Iraq. You talk about an extremist. Cheney started the war in Iraq which should have never been started. Because as I said then, and I say now, you will destabilize the Middle East. Somebody calls me an extremist. I am not an extremist. I'm the opposite. I'm somebody that understands what is going on. When you look at what happened with Iraq, and the war in Iraq which should have never been started and then I'm called an extremist? I don't think so, Bill.

BILL O'REILLY: So you reject that Cheney and the Speaker and all of that criticism by saying this is bad for the party?

TRUMP: Just so you understand, just so you understand, this was not supposed to happen. Trump was not going to run. Everybody said he is never going to run. And then if he did run, he is just going to have fun for a couple of months and maybe even a couple of weeks. He is just going to take it nice and easy, he is really not because you know, he doesn't really want -- well, not only did I run, I ran very seriously. I'm winning by 20 points, 21 points, 15 points. I'm winning every single poll -- states, nationally I'm winning. And this was not supposed to happen to them. The establishment is very upset.

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