Donald Trump said today the United States was right to invade Afghanistan -- a reversal of his position earlier this month when he called the war a "Mistake."
"We made a mistake going into Iraq. I've never said we made a mistake going into Afghanistan," Trump told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on "New Day" When pressed about his earlier comments.
Trump told CNN's "New Day" On October 6 that he believed entering Afghanistan was a mistake and worried about U.S. Forces getting stuck there.
"At some point, are they going to be there for the next 200 years? At some point what's going on? It's going to be a long time," Trump said, when asked about Afghanistan.
"We made a terrible mistake getting involved there in the first place. We had real brilliant thinkers that didn't know what the hell they were doing. And it's a mess. It's a mess. And at this point, you probably have to (Stay) because that thing will collapse about two seconds after they leave. Just as I said that Iraq was going to collapse after we leave." Ref. CNN
Trump Defends Immigration Plan, Recalls 'Operation Wetback':
The U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Tuesday praised a 1950s deportation program implemented by then President Dwight Eisenhower, known as "Operation Wetback," And used it to defend his promise to deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. Ref. Source 3v
Donald Trump: I can predict terrorism because I 'feel' it:
Republican frontrunner's latest claim follows insistence that he watched from his Manhattan flat as people jumped from the World Trade Centre twin towers after al-Qaeda struck on 9/11 Ref. Source 4v
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called Monday to block all Muslims from entering the United States.
Trump, who has previously called for surveillance against mosques and said he was open to establishing a database for all Muslims living in the U.S., made his latest controversial call in a news release Ref. CNN
Donald Trump may not be politically correct but he says what a lot of Americans are thinking. We're tired of accommodating people from other countries that are here to kill Americans. We need to do something now before it gets worst.
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Nazi piece of work? US paper likens Trump to Hitler:
The Philadelphia Daily News evoked Nazi imagery on its front page with a tight profile shot of the front-runner, right arm extended up and out at a 45-degree angle and the headline "The New Furor". Ref. Source 3k
Trump's name stripped from $6B Dubai golf project after his call for Muslim ban.
DAMAC properties also is stripping the presidential candidate's image from the luxury project as an international uproar continues over Trump's comments, prompted by the massacre of 14 people by two radicalized Muslims in San Bernardino, Calif., last week. Ref. USAToday
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he would not seek an independent bid for the White House.
"I am totally committed to the Republican Party," Trump said in the final moments of CNN's Republican debate in Las Vegas. "I feel very honored to be the front-runner."
Trump had earlier signed a pledge to run only as a Republican, but recently teased a potential independent run if he felt the party was not treating him fairly. Ref. CNN