Buzzfeed continues to set Trump’s lies ablaze with their investigative reporting. This time they discovered how Trump called the Iraq War a “tremendous success” just a day after the war started.
Here’s part of their report:
Donald Trump, faced with his own words from 2002 that directly contradict his claim he opposed an Iraq invasion early on, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday night he opposed the war by the time it started.
But in an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto one day into the Iraq invasion, Trump did not express his opposition to war, and said it appeared to be “a tremendous success from a military standpoint.” Trump predicted the war would continue to be great for Wall Street.
“Well, I think Wall Street’s waiting to see what happens but even before the fact they’re obviously taking it a little bit for granted and it looks like a tremendous success from a military standpoint and I think this is really nothing compared to what you’re gonna see after the war is over,” Trump told Cavuto on Friday, March 21, 2003, the audio of which was obtained by BuzzFeed News through Vanderbilt University.
“I think Wall Street’s just gonna go up like a rocket, even beyond, and it’s gonna continue and, you know, we have a strong and powerful country and let’s hope it all works out,” continued Trump.
Cavuto asked Trump if he thought protests to the Iraq War would hurt investments in the United States. Trump replied that the U.S. would have to work on public relations, something he thought could be done once the war was over. And, added Trump, it would be interesting to see what weapons of the mass destruction the U.S. found.
“Well, I guess the French never liked us much except when we’re bailing them out, you know, to be totally honest with you,”Trump said. “But certainly we’re gonna have to work on our public relations because there’s no question that there are a lot of countries in the world right now that aren’t too fond of us, but I think that can be solved and probably pretty quickly. The main thing is to get the war over with and just make it a tremendously successful campaign and it’ll be very interesting to see what kind of weapons they find.”
He was made to answer for Buzzfeed’s earlier find at the townhall last night, and he basically ignored the issue:
But will it matter? Trump’s supporters seem amazingly immune to his lies and exaggerations.
On the other hand, in this case, it’s central to his messaging that he was against the war from the very beginning…