Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway insisted Friday that her boss should be taken at his word that he would have opposed the Iraq War if he were in the Senate in 2003, because Barack Obama was given the same courtesy in 2008.
Conway was confronted on CBS This Morning with audio of Trump from before the Iraq War speaking with radio host Howard Stern and being asked if he supported the war. “Yeah, I guess so,” Trump responded.
Yet for some reason, Conway then cited that clip as evidence Trump didn’t support the war. “He was a private citizen who was against the Iraq War. You heard him with Howard Stern saying, ‘Yeah, I guess so.’ If he had been in the United States Senate, he would have cast a vote against the Iraq War,” she said.
“How do we know that?” asked host Charlie Rose.
“Because he said so. The same thing that Senator Obama said that he would have done in 2008 and everybody just took him at his word,” Conway insisted.
Contrary to Conway’s claims, the media did not take Obama at his word that he would have opposed the Iraq War. Then-State Senator Obama was actually on record speaking out against the war before it began, even delivering an entire speech outlining his opposition.
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