I’m a Leader With ‘Common Sense’: Trump Hits Back at Critics of His Call to Pull Out of Iran Attack

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President Donald Trump defended his decision to stop an attack on Iran while speaking to reporters on Saturday.

Iran shot down a drone over international waters on Thursday, prompting American officials to plan an attack on the country. However, the president stopped the attack due to the possible casualties.

He tweeted out his reasoning, saying that there were consequences for the action and that he was not going to rush into war.

“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!”

While speaking to reporters outside the White House, he responded to critics, saying that he was trying to come up with the best solution for the country.

“Everybody was saying I’m a warmonger, and now they say I’m a dove,” Trump said. “And I think I’m neither, if you want to know the truth. I’m a man with common sense, and that’s what we need in this country is common sense.”

The president also claimed that “didn’t like the idea” of potentially killing over a hundred people.

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He was also questioned about his national security adviser John Bolton, citing reports that many have criticized him. The president defended the confidence that he has in Bolton, and while he admitted that he is a “hawk,” Trump wanted to take a more balanced approach.

“John Bolton is doing a very good job, but generally takes a tough posture. I have here people who don’t have that posture. But the only one that matters is me, because I’ll listen to everybody.”

As IJR Red reported, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said that the president’s game plan for Iran is focusing on “long-term” goals.

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cynthia
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cynthia

I think there may be a question of a false flag. Not everyone wants President Trump to win re-election.

William Conley
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William Conley

I get his reasoning but there are just people in this world words can never reach nor can sanctions. They have stilled managed to keep their war machine running the only ones who suffer during sanctions are the general population who are already suffering under a dictator who’s also a religious fanatic. I get it he’s trying to appeal to voters for re election but Iran needs crushed plain and simple so does north Korea hell even China does.

Bob Rousseau
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Trump is a lying criminal and is neither a leader or has common sense. Guaranteed that Trump’s Russian handlers made him back off. Putin has substantial business in Iran.

Otis
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No matter what President Trump does or does not do, his critics will not like it.

Friend
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about time we had a level headed president that can look at all sides of a situation and come up with a decision that may be a bit unpopular but makes sense when you look at it from his situation. Bravo Mr. President hang in there we are with you.

Screwtape
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Common sense live leaving an out during negotiations is beyond too many.

There’s also the negative effect of starting a conflict during an election.

The US can easily retaliate without declaring war or putting boots on the ground.

bob
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bob

The Iranians attack 2 tankers in the Gulf, then they shoot down one of our drones. If all this does not add up to an act of war, what does? Trump is all bark and no bite. Letting the Iranians off Scott free is a huge mistake. We need to find someone with a set of balls soon. 2020 is not too far away. It’s crystal clear Trump does not have what it takes to win against the Democrats or the Iranians.

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