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

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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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