Donald Trump is an opportunist and it should be obvious that he couldn’t care less about the truth. Here he is caught in an obvious lie.
In 2011, Donald Trump himself posted the following on his video blog:
Here is a transcript:
Gaddafi in Libya is killing thousands of people, nobody knows how bad it is. And we are sitting around, we’ve got soldiers all over the middle east, and we are not bringing them in to stop this horrible carnage. And that is what it is:it is a carnage.
You can talk about all of the things that has happened in history, this could be one of the worst. Now we should go in, we should stop this guy, which would be very easy and very quick, we could do it surgically. Stop him from doing it, and save these lives. This is absolute nuts, we don’t wanna get involved, and you are going to end up with something like you never seen before. Now, ultimately, the people will appreciate it, they are going to end up taking over the country eventually but the people will appreciate it and they should pay us back. But we have to go in to save these lives. These people are being slaughtered like animals.
So, it is absolutely crystal clear, that in 2011, Donald Trump publicly stated that the US military should have gone in and taken out Gaddafi (at a price obviously).
A few years later, during the GOP debate, Donald Trump said the following:
Of Libya? I was, – I never discussed that subject. I was in favor of Libya. We would be so much better of if Gaddafi were in charge right now. If these politicians went to the beach and didn’t do a thing, and we had Saddam Hussein and we had Gaddafi in charge instead of having terrorism all over the place would be… At least they killed terrorists all right, and I’m not saying they were good, ’cause they were bad, they were really bad, but we don’t know what we are getting. You look at Libya right now, ISIS as we speak is taking over their oil. As we speak, it is a total mess. We would have been better of if the politicians took a day of instead of going into war.
So yeah Donald, you did in fact discus that subject, and you expressed exactly the opposite opinion. At least get your lies straight!