Larry Wilmore calls out backpedaling Donald Rumsfeld: He's "the only Donald worse than Trump"

The former Defense Secretary claims to have thought the Iraq invasion was "unrealistic" from the outset

By Colin Gorenstein
Published June 10, 2015 4:03PM (EDT)
 Larry Wilmore      (The Nightly Show)
Larry Wilmore (The Nightly Show)

Larry Wilmore called out former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Wednesday's "Nightly Show," who recently claimed that he thought the invasion of Iraq was "unrealistic" from the outset.

Not so fast, Rumsfeld. Wilmore cut to a clip from 2003 in which the fresh-faced secretary stood before America and uttered the words:"From the very beginning, we were convinced that we would succeed, and that means that [Saddam's] regime would end."

From these two (rather explicitly) conflicting soundbites, Wilmore drew the only logical conclusion one can draw: He's "the only Donald worse than Trump."

Watch the clip below:

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Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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