Trump: "I'll Find Evidence" To Prove I Opposed The Iraq War


Donald Trump tells ABC’s Good Morning America that "there is evidence and I’ll find evidence" that he opposed the Iraq War before it began. ABC's George Stephanopoulos asks Trump about the story yesterday by Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski revealing that in a 2002 interview with Howard Stern, Trump said, "Yeah, I guess so," when asked if he supported the invasion of Iraq.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Now will you stop claiming you’re the only GOP candidate against the Iraq war before it began?

DONALD TRUMP: No, that was long before the war began and by the time the war began I was saying and I’m on record as saying that we shouldn’t go in…

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: But you’re not on record at all opposing the war before it began. There’s simply no evidence of that, sir.

TRUMP: Well, there is evidence and I’ll find evidence because I was against the war and you can see the way I said that, that was long before the war started and that was an interview that was the first time I was ever actually asked that question.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You said you were for the invasion.

TRUMP: You could see I was not exactly strongly in favor. That’s the first time it was ever asked but that was long before the war started. By the time the war started I was against and in 2003 you have evidence that I was against and I’ve been against it for years.

“Are for invading Iraq?” Howard Stern asked Trump on the first anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

“Yeah I guess so,” Trump responded. “I wish the first time it was done correctly.”

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