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Donald Trump just lied about opposing the Iraq War before it started. Here’s proof. [View all]

Donald Trump just lied about opposing the Iraq War before it started. Here’s proof.
Updated by Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp zack@vox.com Sep 7, 2016, 8:55p

Donald Trump repeated a claim during an NBC candidate forum on Wednesday night that he's made again and again this campaign: that he was opposed to the Iraq War before the US invasion.

The problem: It's simply not true. In 2002, Trump came out in favor of the Iraq War.

Trump has been lying throughout the campaign, about both his issues and his own past record. But the problem is that he can just get away with brazenly lying. By virtue of his status in the polls, news outlets are forced to give Trump airtime, and it is very hard to disprove a dedicated serial liar on air if he just commits to their falsehoods.

Trump hasn't stopped lying, and there's no evidence that negative press coverage has damaged his campaign.

http://www.vox.com/2016/2/18/11057968/donald-trump-iraq-war-2002

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