Trump: US Was ‘Cocked And Loaded’ Against Iran, But I Wanted To Save Lives

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office of the White House June 20, 201... WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office of the White House June 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump and Trudeau were expected to discuss the trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 21, 2019 9:18 am
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President Trump explained his decision to call off an attack on Iran at the last minute Thursday night in a tweet Friday, saying he didn’t think the casualty count was proportionate to Iran’s offense.

Trump also pivoted to blame former President Barack Obama for the escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran under his own administration, suggesting it was all related to Obama’s nuclear deal with the country, which Trump pulled out of.

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