If you take him at his word, Trump just said he wants to nuke Iran. The man is nuts, the man is also President. Are we going to start another war? No one knows.
Speaking to reporters in Los Angeles today with his new national security adviser Robert O'Brien, Donald Trump said some weird and disjointed things about U.S. mideast policy including the statement that he is considering the 'ultimate option' for Iran.
Trump tells reporters the "ultimate option" is among the options he is considering for Iran.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) September 18, 2019
"It's very easy to attack," Trump, in California, said when asked about Iran, but "how did going into Iraq work out?"
"If we have to do something, we'll do it without hesitation."
"There are many options. There's the ultimate option," he said. https://t.co/1abmVr4EdJ
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 18, 2019
Trump speaks to reporters on LAX tarmac with newly minted national security adviser Robert O'Brien. POTUS says he's actively considering a military strike on Iran. pic.twitter.com/6gUNY1KOrt
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) September 18, 2019
On new US sanctions he ordered imposed on Iran, Pres says he'll announce details in next day or two. Says there are many options including the "ultimate option," but then made clear he's not talking about war. But says US is in "a very powerful position" re: Iran. pic.twitter.com/G4iPQcpKFo
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 18, 2019
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) September 18, 2019
New Natl Security Advisor Robert O'Brien stands next to Trump on the runway in LA & starts to get Qs beyond his previous hostage portfolio. On Saudi oil field strike says the US is "monitoring that situation closely"
Trump says "not much has changed" & "we'll see what happens"
— Kylie Atwood (@kylieatwood) September 18, 2019
Trump: "We have the strongest military in the world…now."
— Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) September 18, 2019
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) September 18, 2019