Trump: Middle East Would Be More Stable with Hussein and Gaddafi
TODD: "You think the Middle East would be better today if Gadhafi, Saddam and Assad were sort of— if Saddam and Gaddafi were still there and Assad were stronger? You think—"
TRUMP: "Not even—"
TODD: "—the Middle East would be safer?"
TRUMP: "—it’s not even a contest, Chuck. It’s not even a contest. Iraq is a disaster. And ISIS—"
TODD: "So, it’d be better off if Saddam were in charge?"
TRUMP: "Don’t forget. ISIS came out of Iraq."
TODD: "Right. No, I understand."
TRUMP: "—the leftovers that didn’t get taken care of."
TODD: "Well, let me button this up. If Saddam and Gadhafi, you think things would be more stable?"
TRUMP: "Of course it would be. You wouldn’t have had your Benghazi situation which is one thing which was just a terrible situation. But, of course, it would. Libya is— is not even— nobody even knows what’s going on over there. It’s not even a country anymore."