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Trump Responds to Stern Interview: 'I Was Against the War by the Time it Started'

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    Trump Responds to Stern Interview: 'I Was Against the War by the Time it Started'
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    Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop, Feb. 18, 2016 in Gaffney, S.C.

    Donald Trump has touted on the campaign trail his opposition to the war in Iraq.

    But, in a 2002 interview with Howard Stern the Republican frontrunner said he supported the invasion.

    "Yeah, I guess so," Trump told Stern when asked directly. "I wish the first time it was done correctly."

    Audio from the interview was unearthed by Buzzfeed News and posted online Thursday hours before Trump took the stage for a CNN town hall. The real-estate mogul said "By the time the war started, I was against the war."

    Trump continued Friday to decry Bush's decision to enter Iraq, telling "Today's" Matt Lauer it "maybe the worst decision every made by the United States."

    Asked again about his position in 2002, Trump said: "I wasn't a politician. Nobody really cared about my opinion. That was just a question asked of me as a civilian. I was an entrepreneur."