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Letter: Trump's own words return to haunt him

Trump's own words return to haunt him

To the Editor:

"Our President will start a war with Iran because he has absolutely no ability to negotiate."

"He's weak, and he's ineffective."

"So I believe that he will attack Iran sometime prior to the election, because he thinks that's the only way he can get elected."

"He'll start a war, you know, lives will be wasted for no reason."

"For about three weeks it'd be very popular about, by the way, six months later he'll be very unpopular, but by that time it's too late."

"Well, I think that he would do it." "I do believe he will do it -- whether he does it under the guise of Israel or not -- but I do believe he would do it. I've been making that prediction. Let's see what happens. Many of my predictions, as you know better than anybody have come true."

No, these aren't the words of a pontificating never-Trumper. These are the words of Donald Trump himself, referring to President Obama in the lead up to the 2012 presidential election. 

Aren't those predictions exactly what President Trump is doing now?

With the backlash that is sure to follow will this comment be prophetic? - "For about three weeks it'd be very popular about, by the way, six months later he'll be very unpopular, but by that time it's too late."

Helen Torscher

Crystal Lake

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