BuzzFeed News uncovered audio file of an interview Trump gave to the Howard Stern Show in September 2002, in which he expressed support for an invasion of Iraq. Are you for invading Iraq, Trump was asked: ‘Yeah, I guess so,’ answered Trump.
Trump said in an interview with Fox News one day into the invasion on March 21, 2003, the audio of which was obtained by BuzzFeed News: ‘The Iraq War 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: 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.’
These interviews are suprising beceaus Donald Trump made his self-alleged opposition to the Iraq War a central talking point on the campaign trail. Read also: Trump exposing Bush family’s role in 9/11.