On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump addressed the nation and made his first formal comments about the missile attack launched by Iran in Iraq on bases that housed U.S. troops.
As he took the stage, without even greeting reporters, Trump stated.“as long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.”
During his speech, Trump stated that he would push for more sanctions against Iran and refrain, at least for now, any further military aggression.
“Our great American forces are prepared for anything,” Trump stated. “Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a good thing for the world.”
Trump stated that there were no lives lost in the missile attack. He noted that no Americans lives were lost because “precautions are taken, the dispersal of forces and an early warning system that worked very well.”
“I am pleased to inform you, the American people should be extremely grateful and happy, no Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime,” Trump added. “All of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.”
Trump then made the insane suggestion that the Obama administration was responsible for the attack. His reasoning for the accusation…the “foolish” Iran Nuclear Deal.”
“Iran’s hostility substantially increased after the foolish Iran Nuclear Deal was signed in 2013 and they were given $150 billion, not to mention $1.8 billion in cash,” Trump said. “The missiles fired last night at us and our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the last administration.”
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Trump also stated that he intended to request that NATO became more involved in what was happening in the Middle East.
“As we continue to evaluate options in response to Iranian aggression, the United States will immediately impose additional punishing economic sanctions on the Iranian regime,” Trump added. “These powerful sanctions will remain until Iran changes its behavior.”