Reporters Castigate NBC's Matt Lauer For Letting Trump Lie About Opposing Iraq War

Reporters Castigate NBC's Matt Lauer For Letting Trump Lie About Opposing Iraq War

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Reporters slammed NBC's Matt Lauer for allowing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to lie about his purported opposition to the Iraq War. 

Trump regularly claims in interviews and on the stump that he opposed the war from the beginning, and repeated that claim during NBC's September 7 Commander-in-Chief Forum. There is no evidence to support this claim and February reporting from BuzzFeed News showed Trump voiced support “for invading Iraq” in 2002 and termed it a "tremendous success" after the invasion began.

When Lauer allowed Trump to repeat the lie, journalists across the spectrum highlighted the falsehood and ripped into him for failing to follow up.

 

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Elections, National Security & Foreign Policy, Military Personnel & Veterans
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NBC
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Donald Trump, Matt Lauer
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2016 Elections
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