Did Donald Trump support the Iraq War? Here’s the full timeline from 2002 to 2004.

donald-trump-wcqjHoward Stern’s name was brought up during the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. There was a question of whether or not Trump had supported the Iraq war before it began.

“When I did an interview with Howard Stern, very lightly, the first time anyone’s asked me that, I said, very lightly, ‘I don’t know, maybe, who knows?’ essentially,” Trump said during the presidential debate.

Howard Stern responded to Trump’s comments on his Sirius radio show. “Trump was on our show years ago and said yeah, you know, he was kind of for the Iraq war, us going into Iraq.”

“He was saying he really wasn’t for it, and so they were forced to mention my name,” Stern continued.

Lester Holt the moderator of the debate stated that the record shows Mr.Trump was for the war. The clip above gives you a better understanding of Donald Trump’s position from 2002-2004. Trump was never a politician and obviously showed more interested in the economy than foreign wars.

“I think the Iraqi situation is a problem, and the economy is a much bigger problem.” – Donald Trump, 2003, before the invasion of Iraq.


  1. I heard the interview and he was not really for it. It sounded like he just didn’t want to say mean things about President Bush. But you could tell he wasn’t really for it.

    1. The media keeps bringing up old interviews he did with Howard. Trump tried to go along with the bits on the Stern show. It was obviously comedic entertainment. That’s what the mainstream media doesn’t seem to get. You roll with Howards lead…

      What was really interesting to me was finding out Trump predicted ISIS in a very accurate way:

      ” Look at the war in Iraq and the mess that we’re in. I would never have handled it that way. Does anybody really believe that Iraq is going to be a wonderful democracy where people are going to run down to the voting box and gently put in their ballot and the winner is happily going to step up to lead the county? C’mon. Two minutes after we leave, there’s going to be a revolution, and the meanest, toughest, smartest, most vicious guy will take over. And he’ll have weapons of mass destruction, which Saddam didn’t have.” – Donald Trump, 2004, Esquire Magazine.

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