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Trump in 2002: We Should Invade Iraq

Though Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that he opposed the Iraq War before the invasion began, a 2002 interview with Howard Stern revealed that he in fact supported an invasion, BuzzFeed reported Thursday. During the Sept. 11, 2002, interview, Stern asked Trump if he supported invading Iraq. “Yeah I guess so,” Trump said. “I wish the first time it was done correctly.” Trump continues to claim that he was against the Iraq War before it began. However, there is no evidence of him publicly denouncing the war. “Well, I did it in 2003, I said it before that,” Trump said of his stance. “Don’t forget, I wasn’t a politician. So people didn’t write everything I said. I was a businessperson."