POTUS Gets Rare Praise for Iran Handling From Frequent Critic John Brennan: ‘I Do Applaud’ Him

Former CIA Director John Brennan gave President Donald Trump rare praise for his handling of the rising tensions with Iran during an interview on MSNBC on Friday.

Brennan commended Trump for avoiding an attack that would have harmed over a hundred people, claiming that it would have created more problems.

“I do applaud Trump’s decision not to carry out what would have been a disproportionate strike that would have led to about 150 or so fatalities and that could have had a dangerous escalatory spiral following it that could have brought that region to greater military conflict. So I do think that Trump recognized that he needed to explain to his critics exactly why he pulled back.”

He also pointed out that while he has been an outspoken critic of the president, he still thought that it was impressive that Trump stopped the attack.

“And again, I give him credit, and I rarely do that, but I give him credit for being almost the adult in the room because of the war hawks like John Bolton and Mike Pompeo who are pushing toward this confrontation that is not in anyone’s interest, especially the United States,” Brennan said.

Watch the video below:

 

As IJR Red previously noted, Trump tweeted out his explanation for stopping the attack, claiming he couldn’t justify the action.

However, he claimed that there will be consequences on the country for shooting down the American drone.

“I am in no hurry, our Military is rebuilt, new, and ready to go, by far the best in the world,” Trump wrote. “Sanctions are biting & more added last night. Iran can NEVER have Nuclear Weapons, not against the USA, and not against the WORLD!”

What do you think?

40 pledges
Upvote Downvote
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Geezer
Guest
Geezer

Brennan is trying to stay out of prison for his part in the attempted coup. I can’t forget the dozens of times Brennan said our President is a traitor.

djr4nger
Guest
djr4nger

Who cares what this card-carrying communist (John Brennan) and Obama holdover thinks?

Nathan
Guest
Nathan

The best president in recent history, he always makes wise choices… it just takes a while to understand that.

Allen Zabel
Member

If Brennan gave Trump applause?
There is significant need to worry.

Noah_Vaile
Guest
Noah_Vaile

The sound of one hand clapping.
Hopefully, soon, from a prison cell.

shakes pare
Guest
shakes pare

It’s very difficult to take the Brennan clown seriously after repeatedly seeing him on MSNBC trying to sanitize his undercarriage like a dog

Shira Levin
Member

I am glad President Trump considered carefully the conquences and made the decision he made.

Louise Sauer
Member

Startling now?

Bill Maher Admits Dems’ Concentration Camp Remarks May Not Fly With Voters: ‘Going to Be Very Hard to Win’

Trump Unravels Pelosi’s Impeachment Strategy: She Knows ‘I’ll Win Much Easier’ if Dems Launch Proceedings