Even Fox News hosts don’t believe Trump’s’Iran drone strike’ story

By Sophia Ankel

Trump’s tweet about aborting an airstrike mission on Iran just 10 minutes before it was due to take place troubled many on Thursday night.

After Iran’s downing of an unmanned U.S spy drone a few days prior and increasing hostility in the region, the president claimed that he called off the retaliation mission only 10 minutes before it was supposed to happen, after learning that 150 people would die in the operation.

But while the tweet was deemed “scary” and “troubling” by many, it also made other people question the timeline of events, considering how big of a deal this actually is.
And lo and behold, even Fox News hosts Chris Wallace and Shep Smith are asking questions about the president’s version of events, with Smith claiming during a segment on Friday that Trump’s explanation “just doesn’t make sense”.

Wallace agreed, adding that he spoke to a former top national security official who also said it didn’t add up. He said:

“The president would have been fully briefed by the generals as to, if you hit target A, here are the dangers, or here is the possible collateral damage.
So the idea that the president, 10 minutes before the actual go ― and again, The New York Times is reporting that the ships were in place, that the war planes were in the air ― that 10 minutes before you’re learning for the first time that there were going to be 150 casualties, seems pretty unlikely and certainly not the way it’s been done in the past.

He also added:

“The timeline for when he learned information and when he decided to act doesn’t make a lot of sense. You can argue if you don’t want to strike, don’t strike. If you want to strike, do strike.
But don’t send mixed messages that confuse not only your enemies but even your allies and people here in this country, as to what you’re going to do”

Source: Fox News

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