By Ben Geman - 04/19/11 12:44 PM EDT
He also suggested that the U.S. should take control of Iraqi oil supplies.
“We go into Iraq. We have spent, thus far, $1.5 trillion. We could have rebuilt half of the United States. $1.5 trillion. And we’re going to then leave. So, in the old days, you know, when you had a war, to the victor belong the spoils,” Trump said, according to an ABC transcript.
“You go in. You win the war and you take it,” Trump said. He rejected the idea that seizing Iraqi oil fields would be stealing. “You’re not stealing anything. You’re taking — we’re reimbursing ourselves — at least, at a minimum, and I say more. We’re taking back $1.5 trillion to reimburse ourselves,” he said.