What if Lesley Stahl had stopped Donald Trump right in his tracks?
What if she had simply dug in her heels and refused to budge when Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, insisted - once again, this time on "60 Minutes" on Sunday evening - that he had opposed the war in Iraq from the beginning?
Because that claim, which Trump has made a cornerstone of his campaign, is "blatantly false," according to The Washington Post's Fact Checker and many other similar efforts. Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking operation, also called it false. And BuzzFeed dug up a 2002 interview in which Trump said he supported the invasion.
As the Fact Checker's Michelle Ye Hee Lee wrote earlier this year in a piece on eight falsehoods Trump repeated in a 16-hour period: