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Trump, Day 1 of Iraq Invasion: ‘Tremendous Success’

Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that he opposed the Iraq invasion from the start, but yet another piece of audio evidence directly contradicts that assertion. One day after the U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq in 2003, Trump appeared on Fox News with Neil Cavuto, saying it was “a tremendous success from a military standpoint.” The reality TV star also predicted the Iraq War would provide a long-term boost to Wall Street: “This is really nothing compared to what you’re gonna see after the war is over,” he said. “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.” During the conversation, Trump never mentioned any opposition or hesitation to the war effort.