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'Daily Show': 'Gentle Breeze' Bigger Threat To Trump Than Terrorism

The truth trumps Trump.

Although Donald Trump’s campaign has had the wind taken out of its sails in recent weeks, he hoped to change things on Monday with his new tough-on-terrorism speech.

Did it work? “The Daily Show” correspondent Desi Lydic wasn’t so sure.

“[Trump] sees [terrorism] as America’s third biggest threat, right behind the news media and a gentle breeze,” she said on Tuesday’s show. 

The GOP presidential candidate has claimed that he opposed the Iraq War from the beginning, but Lydic said a simple fact check proved that was a lie.

“To the extent that Donald Trump cared about Iraq in the beginning, he supported the war,” she said, before playing an interview with Howard Stern from 2002 where Trump responded to a question about whether he supported the invasion by saying, “Yeah, I guess so.”

“That’s right,” Lydic said, “Trump was asked if he was for invading Iraq and he replied, ‘Yeah, I guess so,’ which, incidentally is also Trump’s go-to wedding vow.”

See the complete fact check in the video above.

 

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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