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.