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AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Iraq War

There is no evidence Trump expressed public opposition to the war before the U.S. invaded. Trump then alluded to the first Gulf War in 1991, which ended with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein still in power. [...] Trump had voiced support for a hypothetical invasion of Iraq before President George W. Bush took office. In his 2000 book, "The America We Deserve," Trump suggested that he would be in favor of a pre-emptive strike if Iraq was viewed as a threat to national security.
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