President Donald J. Trump is not yielding to threats from Iran — confirming: “If it happens, it happens. If they do anything there will be major retaliation.”
“President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary told yc.news in a statement.
“The two leaders discussed the current situation in Iraq and Iran and reaffirmed the close alliance between the two countries.”
President Trump has a much different tone Sunday after getting wind there’s threats of harm on innocent Americans circulating.
“They’re allowed to kill our people? They’re allowed to torture and maim our people? They’re allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people?” President Trump said during a flight on Air Force One Sunday.
Present in his cabin was Mick Mulvaney, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Robert O’Brien, Dan Scavino, Hogan Gidley. The media was escorted in for an update from the President himself as they journeyed back from the Seattle Sea-Hawks v. Philadelphia Eagles game.
“And we’re not allowed to touch their cultural site? It doesn’t work that way!”
“So with Iraq, we’ve spent a lot of money in Iraq. I told you, Iraq, was the worst decision, going into the Middle East was the worst decision ever made in the history of our country, and I’ve said that publicly so I guess I can say that right now,” President Trump declared.
“Going into the Middle East was the worst decision ever made in the history of our country, but we are there and they went into Iraq. Iraq, by the way, they didn’t knock down the World Trade Center. That’s been very nicely proven. But we went in and we’re there and we’re pulling out, pulling out of a lot of different areas. With Syria, I pulled out because I’m not going to guard his border. Why should I be guarding the border? They’ve got troops, let em guard, that border’s been under siege, for thousands of years they’ve been fighting on that border. We call it the safe zone, it’s really the opposite of the safe zone, many many people have been killed and by the way many people from Turkey have been killed, it’s a double.”
“We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it”
Regarding Iraq, President Trump noted:
“We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build. Long before my time We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it.
“If they do ask us to leave, if we don’t do it in a very friendly basis. We will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before ever. It’ll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame.”
“If there’s any hostility, that they do anything we think is inappropriate, we are going to put sanctions on Iraq, very big sanctions on Iraq.”President Donald J. Trump, Air Force One 1/5/20
What’s more, President Trump hinted at the possibility of releasing footage of the QS strike, stating they “may discuss that” in the near future.
“Very specifically for 18 months” and really since beginning of term.”
“He was leading his country down a very bad dangerous path.”
Regarding Service Member in Kenya:
“We lost a good person, just a great person”
… and North Korea’s latest actions?
“I don’t think he’d break his word to me but maybe he will,” President Trump stated, referring to Kim Jong Un.