Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump daughter-in-law joins Trump campaign digital vendor: report Live coverage: Senate intel holds first public Russia hearing Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's revised travel ban MORE was confronted live onstage Thursday night by CNN's Anderson Cooper about conflicting statements regarding his views on the Iraq War.
Trump has long claimed that he was always against the 2003 Iraq invasion, and he uses it as evidence of his foresight in foreign policy. But BuzzFeed unearthed a 2002 clip of Trump telling talk show host Howard Stern that he wasn't opposed to invading the Middle Eastern country.
"Yeah, I guess so,” Trump told Stern when asked if he was in favor of an Iraq invasion. “I wish the first time it was done correctly.”
Confronted with this contradiction at a South Carolina town hall, Trump said he didn't remember making the comment but admitted, "I could have said that. ... I wasn't a politician."
"But by the time the war started, I was against the war," Trump said. "And shortly thereafter I was really against it."