Reporters asked President trump what his reaction was going to be over Iran shooting down one of our drones that were international waters. The president told them they would know soon enough.
He will be meeting with leaders of Congress in the situation room at the White House to discuss the matter. The president is playing it smart by not taking anything off the table or by telegraphing what his next move is going to be.
President Trump gave Iran a chance to deescalate the confrontation by saying it was a mistake, but then Iran put out an edited video of the drone being shot down, indicating that they are not going to back off.
President Donald Trump spoke to reporters Thursday about a response to Iran shooting down a U.S. drone in international airspace Wednesday, saying, “You’ll find out soon.” Trump made his comment as he greeted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House. Trump spoke again to reporters about Iran at a pool spay in the Oval Office with Trudeau seated by his side.
In comments to reporters in the Oval Office, Trump gave Iran a chance to de-escalate the shooting down of the unarmed reconnaissance drone by positing that perhaps it was a “mistake” made by an Iranian general–but added the U.S. “will not stand for it.”
Trump sent a warning to Iran on attacking U.S. personnel, saying that the drone was unmanned but that if it had been, “It would have made a big difference, let me tell you it would have made a big, big difference.”
In reply to a question about reports members of his administration are trying to “push you in to conflict”, Trump said no and that “in many cases it’s the opposite”, adding that he is mindful of his election promise to get the U.S. out the “endless wars” in the Middle East.