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Howard Stern to CNN: I never 'confirmed' Trump backed Iraq War

Fox411: Radio host says he never confirmed Trump supported the Iraq War

 

Howard Stern is not happy with CNN.

The Sirius XM host slammed CNN for reporting he "confirmed" Donald Trump had supported the Iraq War in 2002.

Stern claimed CNN took his words out of context when they published an article with the headline "Howard Stern says Trump backed Iraq War in 2002" last week.

"I got so upset because, you know, let's face it, tapes from our show featuring Donald Trump have been used in the campaign," Stern said during his Monday show. "And the other day I was talking to Robin [Quivers] on the air, and I said to her, 'Yeah, you know it was really surreal sorta laying there in bed watching them mention my name on the debate.' And I said, basically for people who might not be aware, I said, 'Yeah, Trump was on our show, and he was talking' — I asked him about the Iraq war, and he said that he was for it.

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He continued, "So, then there was a big screaming headline on CNN: 'Howard Stern Now Confirms'...This was on CNN...I said nothing new. And so I emailed Trump and I wanted to explain to him that, uh, that is not what I said."

Stern added that the only thing he will confirm is that the tape is from his show.

"That much I can confirm. That’s all I was saying. That’s why they mentioned me at the debate. But I don’t know how CNN came up with that headline."

Trump appeared on Stern's show in 2002. He was asked if he supported the Iraq War to which he tepidly responded, "Yeah, I guess so."

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