Donald Trump clashed with moderator Lester Holt at Monday’s presidential debate, stating that Holt’s claim that he supported the Iraq War was “nonsense” created by the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton’s own campaign.
“You had supported the war in Iraq,” Holt posed to Trump.
“I did not support the war in Iraq,” Trump shot back. “That is a mainstream media nonsense put out by her, because she frankly, I think the best person in her campaign is mainstream media.”
“My question,” Holt asserted before being cut off a second time.
“Would you like to hear? I was against the war, wait a minute,” the Republican nominee continued. “I was against the war in Iraq. just so you put it out.”
“The record shows otherwise,” countered the debate moderator.
“It does not show that,” Trump finally responded. “The record shows that I’m right. when i did an interview with Howard Stern, very lightly, first time anybody’s asked me about that, and I said who knows.”
“I then did an interview with Neil Cavuto. I then talked to Sean Hannity — everyone refuses to call Sean Hannity — had numerous conversations with Sean Hannity at Fox, and he called me the other day, and I spoke to him about it. He said you were totally against the war because he was for the war.”
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