President Donald Trump’s Tale Of Canceled Iran Operation Strains Credulity | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

President Donald Trump’s Tale Of Canceled Iran Operation Strains Credulity | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


WHAT I WAS WEARING 23 YEARS AGO WHEN DONALD TRUMP ATTACKED ME IN WHEN DONALD TRUMP ATTACKED ME IN A A ABURG DORF DRESSING ROOM. ABURG DORF DRESSING ROOM. BECAUSE ALL OF THAT WAS NOT BECAUSE ALL OF THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH FOR ONE SUMMER FRIDAY ENOUGH FOR ONE SUMMER FRIDAY EVENING, THE WASHINGTON POST EVENING, THE WASHINGTON POST SAYS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SAYS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DIRECTED IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS DIRECTED IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT TO, QUOTE, CONDUCT A ENFORCEMENT TO, QUOTE, CONDUCT A MASS ROUNDUP OF MIGRANT FAMILIES MASS ROUNDUP OF MIGRANT FAMILIES WITH PRE-DAWN RAIDS IN MAJOR WITH PRE-DAWN RAIDS IN MAJOR U.S. CITIES ON SUNDAY. U.S. CITIES ON SUNDAY. NOW THERE’S BEEN SOME CONFUSION NOW THERE’S BEEN SOME CONFUSION ABOUT THESE RAIDS. ABOUT THESE RAIDS. TRUMP FIRST SAID THE RAIDS WOULD TRUMP FIRST SAID THE RAIDS WOULD ROUND UP MILLIONS, THEN ROUND UP MILLIONS, THEN OFFICIALS SAID THERE WAS NO SUCH OFFICIALS SAID THERE WAS NO SUCH PLAN. PLAN. THEN IT WAS REPORTED THAT A MUCH THEN IT WAS REPORTED THAT A MUCH SMALLER PLAN HAD KIND OF SORT OF SMALLER PLAN HAD KIND OF SORT OF BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR A WHILE BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR A WHILE MAYBE AND NOW WE HAVE WORD THAT MAYBE AND NOW WE HAVE WORD THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS ORDERED THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS ORDERED THAT OPERATION. OPERATION. THE TROUBLE WITH COVERING NEWS THE TROUBLE WITH COVERING NEWS LIKE THIS IS CERTAINLY AN LIKE THIS IS CERTAINLY AN OPERATION TO ROUND UP 2,000 OPERATION TO ROUND UP 2,000 UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS SPECIFICALLY TARGETED AT SPECIFICALLY TARGETED AT FAMILIES, WELL, THAT’S A BIG, FAMILIES, WELL, THAT’S A BIG, SERIOUS CONSEQUENTIAL THING FOR SERIOUS CONSEQUENTIAL THING FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. A LOT OF PEOPLE. THAT IS A SCARY THING. THAT IS A SCARY THING. BUT IF THERE’S ONE THING DONALD BUT IF THERE’S ONE THING DONALD TRUMP IS INVESTED IN MORE THAN TRUMP IS INVESTED IN MORE THAN ANY OTHER, IT IS THAT HE IS ANY OTHER, IT IS THAT HE IS PERSONALLY ORDERING BIG, SERIOUS PERSONALLY ORDERING BIG, SERIOUS CONSEQUENTIAL SCARY THINGS AIMED CONSEQUENTIAL SCARY THINGS AIMED AT IMMIGRANTS. AT IMMIGRANTS. I MEAN, WE DON’T KNOW IF THIS I MEAN, WE DON’T KNOW IF THIS OPERATION IS ACTUALLY GOING TO OPERATION IS ACTUALLY GOING TO HAPPEN ON SUNDAY, BUT WE HAPPEN ON SUNDAY, BUT WE DEFINITELY KNOW THE PRESIDENT DEFINITELY KNOW THE PRESIDENT WANTS PEOPLE TO THINK IT IS. WANTS PEOPLE TO THINK IT IS. AS THE WASHINGTON POST PUT IT AS THE WASHINGTON POST PUT IT TODAY, QUOTE, SOME WITHIN DHS TODAY, QUOTE, SOME WITHIN DHS AND I.C.E. SAYS THE PRESIDENT AND I.C.E. SAYS THE PRESIDENT APPEARS TO BE USING THE APPEARS TO BE USING THE OPERATION FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES OPERATION FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES AS HE BEGINS HIS RE-ELECTION AS HE BEGINS HIS RE-ELECTION BID. BID. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS WORRY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS WORRY THAT BY PUBLICLY DISCUSSING THE THAT BY PUBLICLY DISCUSSING THE PLAN TRUMP HAS UNDERMINED PLAN TRUMP HAS UNDERMINED CAPTURING THOSE ON THE TARGET CAPTURING THOSE ON THE TARGET LIST AS IT LIKELY PUSHED LIST AS IT LIKELY PUSHED MIGRANTS WITH DEPORTATION ORDERS MIGRANTS WITH DEPORTATION ORDERS UNDERGROUND. UNDERGROUND. IF TRUMP IS UNDERCUTTING THE IF TRUMP IS UNDERCUTTING THE SUCCESS OF HIS OWN OPERATION BY SUCCESS OF HIS OWN OPERATION BY A A ANNOUNCEING IT IN ADVANCE, IT’S ANNOUNCEING IT IN ADVANCE, IT’S PROBABLY SAFE TO SAY THAT PROBABLY SAFE TO SAY THAT ANNOUNCING THE OPERATION IS MORE ANNOUNCING THE OPERATION IS MORE IMPORTANT TO HIM THAN ACTUALLY IMPORTANT TO HIM THAN ACTUALLY CARRYING IT OUT. CARRYING IT OUT. THAT’S A PATTERN. THAT’S A PATTERN. EARLIER THIS YEAR PRESIDENT EARLIER THIS YEAR PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER THAT TRUMP ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER THAT HE WAS CUTTING OFF FEDERAL HE WAS CUTTING OFF FEDERAL EMERGENCY AID FOR CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY AID FOR CALIFORNIA THAT HE WAS CONVINCED THAT THEY THAT HE WAS CONVINCED THAT THEY WERE DOING SOMETHING WRONG WITH WERE DOING SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE FOREST MANAGEMENT OR THE FOREST MANAGEMENT OR SOMETHING. SOMETHING. IT TURNED OUT HE NEVER ORDERED IT TURNED OUT HE NEVER ORDERED FEMA TO DO ANYTHING OF THE SORT. FEMA TO DO ANYTHING OF THE SORT. LAST FALL TRUMP BOASTED LAST FALL TRUMP BOASTED CONFIDENTLY ABOUT A NEW TAX CUT CONFIDENTLY ABOUT A NEW TAX CUT THAT HE AND REPUBLICANS IN THAT HE AND REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS HAD COME UP WITH. CONGRESS HAD COME UP WITH. THEY WERE PUTTING THE FINISHING THEY WERE PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON IT. TOUCHES ON IT. IT WOULD BE UNVEILED RIGHT IT WOULD BE UNVEILED RIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION. BEFORE THE ELECTION. NO ONE IN CONGRESS HAD ANY IDEA NO ONE IN CONGRESS HAD ANY IDEA WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS TALKING WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS TALKING ABOUT AND EVEN WHITE HOUSE ABOUT AND EVEN WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS QUIETLY ADMITTED THEY OFFICIALS QUIETLY ADMITTED THEY WERE MISTIFIED. WERE MISTIFIED. WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE TAX CUT WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE TAX CUT TRUMP’S OWN TREASURY SECRETARY TRUMP’S OWN TREASURY SECRETARY SAID THIS, I QUOTE, I’M NOT SAID THIS, I QUOTE, I’M NOT GOING TO COMMENT ON WHETHER IT GOING TO COMMENT ON WHETHER IT IS A REAL THING OR NOT A REAL IS A REAL THING OR NOT A REAL THING. THING. TRUMP TALKED ABOUT IT AT HIS TRUMP TALKED ABOUT IT AT HIS RALLIES. RALLIES. IT WAS A MAJOR APPLAUSE LINE, IT WAS A MAJOR APPLAUSE LINE, BUT AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED, BUT AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED, THERE WAS NO NEW TAX CUT PLAN. THERE WAS NO NEW TAX CUT PLAN. THERE NEVER HAD BEEN. THERE NEVER HAD BEEN. THE PRESIDENT LIKES TO SAY THAT THE PRESIDENT LIKES TO SAY THAT HIS BORDER WALL IS BEING BUILT, HIS BORDER WALL IS BEING BUILT, HAS BEEN BUILT, IS NEARLY HAS BEEN BUILT, IS NEARLY FINISHED, IS FINISHED. FINISHED, IS FINISHED. ONE TIME THEY EVEN PUT UP A FLAK ONE TIME THEY EVEN PUT UP A FLAK ON SOME REPLACEMENT FENCING THAT ON SOME REPLACEMENT FENCING THAT HAD BEEN ORDERED BY THE OBAMA HAD BEEN ORDERED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND THEY JUST ADMINISTRATION AND THEY JUST CALLED IT TRUMP’S WALL. CALLED IT TRUMP’S WALL. IT’S CREATED THE STRANGE, IT’S CREATED THE STRANGE, UNCOMFORTABLE DYNAMIC IN WHICH UNCOMFORTABLE DYNAMIC IN WHICH EVERYONE, THE PRESS, FOREIGN EVERYONE, THE PRESS, FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, THEY HAVE TO BE GOVERNMENTS, THEY HAVE TO BE GAUGING WHAT RELATIONSHIP IF ANY GAUGING WHAT RELATIONSHIP IF ANY TRUMP’S PRONOUNCEMENTS HAVE TO TRUMP’S PRONOUNCEMENTS HAVE TO REALITY. REALITY. LAST YEAR AFTER TRUMP ANNOUNCED LAST YEAR AFTER TRUMP ANNOUNCED HE WAS CALLING OFF NEGOTIATIONS HE WAS CALLING OFF NEGOTIATIONS OVER THE DREAMERS, UNDOCUMENTED OVER THE DREAMERS, UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS BROUGHT HERE AS IMMIGRANTS BROUGHT HERE AS CHILDREN, “THE NEW YORK TIMES” CHILDREN, “THE NEW YORK TIMES” NOTED IN PASSING, QUOTE, IT WAS NOTED IN PASSING, QUOTE, IT WAS UNCLEAR WHETHER THE PRESIDENT’S UNCLEAR WHETHER THE PRESIDENT’S TWEETS REPRESENTED ANY CHANGE IN TWEETS REPRESENTED ANY CHANGE IN HIS IMMIGRATION POLICY OR WERE HIS IMMIGRATION POLICY OR WERE JUST THE SORT OF VENTING HE IS JUST THE SORT OF VENTING HE IS KNOWN TO DO AFTER READING A KNOWN TO DO AFTER READING A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE OR SEEING A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE OR SEEING A TELEVISION PROGRAM. TELEVISION PROGRAM. THE SAME YEAR WHEN TRUMP THE SAME YEAR WHEN TRUMP ANNOUNCED HE WAS DELAYING A ANNOUNCED HE WAS DELAYING A TRADE AGREEMENT WITH SOUTH TRADE AGREEMENT WITH SOUTH KOREA, DAVID IGNATIUS SAID WERE KOREA, DAVID IGNATIUS SAID WERE THE PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS BEEN THE PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS BEEN HOLDING THE NEW TRADE DEAL, WAS HOLDING THE NEW TRADE DEAL, WAS THAT REAL? THAT REAL? DID HE REALLY MEAN THAT OR WAS DID HE REALLY MEAN THAT OR WAS HE JUST AD-LIBBING. HE JUST AD-LIBBING. THE PRESIDENT IS IN EFFECT AN THE PRESIDENT IS IN EFFECT AN UNRELIABLE NARRATOR OF HIS OWN UNRELIABLE NARRATOR OF HIS OWN PRESIDENCY, AND EVERYONE KNOWS PRESIDENCY, AND EVERYONE KNOWS THAT WHICH IS A BIG, BIG PART OF THAT WHICH IS A BIG, BIG PART OF WHAT MAKES THE CURRENT SITUATION WHAT MAKES THE CURRENT SITUATION WE ARE IN, THIS FRAUGHT WE ARE IN, THIS FRAUGHT SITUATION WITH IRAN SO SITUATION WITH IRAN SO DANGEROUS. DANGEROUS.>>DID YOU GREEN LIGHT SOMETHING>>DID YOU GREEN LIGHT SOMETHING OR HAD YOU SAID IF WE DO T I’LL OR HAD YOU SAID IF WE DO T I’LL DO THIS? DO THIS? WHAT WAS THE ORDER YOU GAVE? WHAT WAS THE ORDER YOU GAVE?>>NOTHING IS BEING ADDED UNTIL>>NOTHING IS BEING ADDED UNTIL THE VERY END BECAUSE THINGS THE VERY END BECAUSE THINGS CHANGE. CHANGE.>>NEVER GAVE A FINAL ORDER?>>NEVER GAVE A FINAL ORDER?>>NO, NO, NO, BUT WE HAD>>NO, NO, NO, BUT WE HAD SOMETHING READY TO GO SUBJECT TO SOMETHING READY TO GO SUBJECT TO MY APPROVAL AND THEY CAME IN AND MY APPROVAL AND THEY CAME IN AND THEY CAME IN ABOUT HALF AN HOUR THEY CAME IN ABOUT HALF AN HOUR BEFORE. BEFORE. SIR, WE’RE ABOUT READY TO GO. SIR, WE’RE ABOUT READY TO GO. I SAID, I WANT A BETTER — I SAID, I WANT A BETTER –>>WERE PLANES IN THE AIR?>>WERE PLANES IN THE AIR?>>ABOUT READY TO GO.>>ABOUT READY TO GO. NO, BUT THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN NO, BUT THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN PRETTY SOON AND THINGS WOULD PRETTY SOON AND THINGS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO A POINT WHERE HAVE HAPPENED TO A POINT WHERE YOU WOULDN’T TURN BACK OR YOU WOULDN’T TURN BACK OR COULDN’T TURN BACK. COULDN’T TURN BACK. SO THEY CAME AND THEY SAID, SIR, SO THEY CAME AND THEY SAID, SIR, WE’RE READY TO GO. WE’RE READY TO GO. WE’D LIKE A DECISION. WE’D LIKE A DECISION. I SAID, I WANT TO KNOW SOMETHING I SAID, I WANT TO KNOW SOMETHING BEFORE YOU GO. BEFORE YOU GO. HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE KILLED? HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE KILLED? IN THIS CASE IRANIANS. IN THIS CASE IRANIANS. I SAID, HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE I SAID, HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE KILLED? GOING TO BE KILLED? SIR, I’D LIKE TO GET BACK TO YOU SIR, I’D LIKE TO GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT. ON THAT. GREAT PEOPLE, THESE GENERALS. GREAT PEOPLE, THESE GENERALS. THEY SAID — CAME BACK AND SAID, THEY SAID — CAME BACK AND SAID, SIR, APPROXIMATELY 150. SIR, APPROXIMATELY 150. AND I THOUGHT ABOUT IT FOR A AND I THOUGHT ABOUT IT FOR A SECOND. SECOND. I SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT, THEY SHOT I SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT, THEY SHOT DOWN AN UNMANNED DRONE, PLANE, DOWN AN UNMANNED DRONE, PLANE, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT, AND HERE WE ARE SITTING WITH 150 AND HERE WE ARE SITTING WITH 150 DEAD PEEJ THAT WOULD HAVE TAKEN DEAD PEEJ THAT WOULD HAVE TAKEN PLACE PROBABLY WITHIN A HALF AN PLACE PROBABLY WITHIN A HALF AN HOUR AFTER I SAID GO AHEAD AND I HOUR AFTER I SAID GO AHEAD AND I DIDN’T LIKE IT. DIDN’T LIKE IT. I DIDN’T THINK IT WAS — I I DIDN’T THINK IT WAS — I DIDN’T THINK IT WAS DIDN’T THINK IT WAS PROPORTIONATE. PROPORTIONATE.>>OKAY.>>OKAY. OBVIOUSLY WE DON’T KNOW WHAT OBVIOUSLY WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT IN THE WHITE HAPPENED LAST NIGHT IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHEN A MISSILE STRIKE ON HOUSE WHEN A MISSILE STRIKE ON IRAN WAS OSTENSIBLY ORDERED AND IRAN WAS OSTENSIBLY ORDERED AND CANCELED. CANCELED. WE WEREN’T IN THE ROOM, BUT IT WE WEREN’T IN THE ROOM, BUT IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE THAT IT WENT DOWN AS THE THAT IT WENT DOWN AS THE PRESIDENT DESCRIBED IT TO CHUCK PRESIDENT DESCRIBED IT TO CHUCK TODD TODAY. TODD TODAY. THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING THAT THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING THAT HALF AN HOUR BEFORE THE PLANES HALF AN HOUR BEFORE THE PLANES WERE TO TAKE OFF TO LAUNCH A WERE TO TAKE OFF TO LAUNCH A CAREFULLY PLANNED MISSILE STRIKE CAREFULLY PLANNED MISSILE STRIKE HE ASKED HIS GENERALS HOW MANY HE ASKED HIS GENERALS HOW MANY CASUALTIES THERE WOULD BE, AND CASUALTIES THERE WOULD BE, AND THE GENERALS WHO HAD PLANNED THE GENERALS WHO HAD PLANNED THIS OPERATION AND PRESENTED IT THIS OPERATION AND PRESENTED IT TO THE PRESIDENT AND PREPPED IT TO THE PRESIDENT AND PREPPED IT TO GO AND WERE READY TO LAUNCH, TO GO AND WERE READY TO LAUNCH, YOU KNOW WHAT, THAT’S A GOOD YOU KNOW WHAT, THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION. QUESTION. WE HADN’T THOUGHT ABOUT THAT. WE HADN’T THOUGHT ABOUT THAT. WE’RE NOT SURE. WE’RE NOT SURE. LET US GET BACK TO YOU. LET US GET BACK TO YOU. IF THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED, THAT IF THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED, THAT LEVEL OF CARELESSNESS AND SLAP LEVEL OF CARELESSNESS AND SLAP DASH PLANNING WOULD BE A SCANDAL DASH PLANNING WOULD BE A SCANDAL UNTO ITSELF. UNTO ITSELF. RYAN GOODMAN SUGGESTED THAT IT RYAN GOODMAN SUGGESTED THAT IT WOULD LIKELY BE ILLEGAL TO WOULD LIKELY BE ILLEGAL TO APPROVE AN OPERATION WITHOUT APPROVE AN OPERATION WITHOUT KNOWING THE ESTIMATED CASUALTIES KNOWING THE ESTIMATED CASUALTIES THAT IT WOULD CAUSE AND THEN THAT IT WOULD CAUSE AND THEN THERE IS THE MULTIPLE SOURCE THERE IS THE MULTIPLE SOURCE REPORTING FROM VARIOUS OUTLETS REPORTING FROM VARIOUS OUTLETS CONTRADICTING THE PRESIDENT’S CONTRADICTING THE PRESIDENT’S VERSION OF EVENTS. VERSION OF EVENTS. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING THAT THE PLANES WERE ALREADY IN THAT THE PLANES WERE ALREADY IN THE AIR WHEN THE PRESIDENT THE AIR WHEN THE PRESIDENT CANCELED THE OPERATION. CANCELED THE OPERATION. THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTING THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTING THIS EVENING THAT IN FACT THE THIS EVENING THAT IN FACT THE PRESIDENT WAS INFORMED OF THE PRESIDENT WAS INFORMED OF THE NUMBER OF ESTIMATED CASUALTIES NUMBER OF ESTIMATED CASUALTIES EARLIER IN THE DAY WHEN HE EARLIER IN THE DAY WHEN HE APPROVED THE STRIKE. APPROVED THE STRIKE. THE PRESIDENT BEING AN THE PRESIDENT BEING AN UNRELIABLE NARRATOR MAKES IT UNRELIABLE NARRATOR MAKES IT DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE, DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE, FOR US AS CITIZENS TO UNDERSTAND FOR US AS CITIZENS TO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE. EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE. WAS THERE ACTUALLY A STRIKE WAS THERE ACTUALLY A STRIKE ORDERED AND THEN CALLED OFF AT ORDERED AND THEN CALLED OFF AT THE LAST MINUTE? THE LAST MINUTE? WHY DID THAT HAPPEN? WHY DID THAT HAPPEN? WHO IN THE ADMINISTRATION WHO IN THE ADMINISTRATION DECIDED IT WOULD BE A GOOD THING DECIDED IT WOULD BE A GOOD THING FOR US ALL TO KNOW THAT THAT IS FOR US ALL TO KNOW THAT THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED? WHAT HAPPENED? BECAUSE IT WAS LEAKED TO THE BECAUSE IT WAS LEAKED TO THE PRESS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. PRESS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. MUCH OF THE INFORMATION WE’RE MUCH OF THE INFORMATION WE’RE GETTING MAY, IN FACT, BY THE GETTING MAY, IN FACT, BY THE VARIOUS FACTIONS TRYING TO BOX VARIOUS FACTIONS TRYING TO BOX THE PRESIDENT INTO A PARTICULAR THE PRESIDENT INTO A PARTICULAR COURSE OF ACTION BECAUSE AS WE COURSE OF ACTION BECAUSE AS WE KNOW, THE PRESIDENT’S MAIN KNOW, THE PRESIDENT’S MAIN SOURCE OF INFORMATION IS THIS, SOURCE OF INFORMATION IS THIS, CABLE TELEVISION. CABLE TELEVISION. THE “TIMES” REPORTS THAT, QUOTE, THE “TIMES” REPORTS THAT, QUOTE, MR. TRUMP’S NATIONAL SECURITY MR. TRUMP’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISORS SPLIT ABOUT WHETHER TO ADVISORS SPLIT ABOUT WHETHER TO RESPOND MILITARILY TO THE RESPOND MILITARILY TO THE DOWNING OF AN AMERICAN DRONE. DOWNING OF AN AMERICAN DRONE. QUOTE, SENIOR ADMINISTRATION QUOTE, SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAID SECRETARY OF OFFICIALS SAID SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO, JOHN BOLTON, STATE MIKE POMPEO, JOHN BOLTON, AND GINA HAS KEHL, THE CIA AND GINA HAS KEHL, THE CIA DIRECTOR, HAD FAVORED A MILITARY DIRECTOR, HAD FAVORED A MILITARY RESPONSE BUT TOP PENTAGON RESPONSE BUT TOP PENTAGON OFFICIALS CAUTIONED THAT SUCH AN OFFICIALS CAUTIONED THAT SUCH AN EFFORT COULD HAVE A SPIRALING EFFORT COULD HAVE A SPIRALING EFFECT. EFFECT. IF IT IS TOP PENTAGON OFFICIALS IF IT IS TOP PENTAGON OFFICIALS WHO ARE THE PRIMARY VOICE WHO ARE THE PRIMARY VOICE AGAINST ESCALATION WITH IRAN, AGAINST ESCALATION WITH IRAN, THEN THIS IS PROBABLY A THEN THIS IS PROBABLY A PARTICULARLY BAD TIME FOR ONE PARTICULARLY BAD TIME FOR ONE ACTING DEFENSE CHIEF TO BE ACTING DEFENSE CHIEF TO BE HANDING OFF TO ANOTHER ACTING HANDING OFF TO ANOTHER ACTING DEFENSE CHIEF. DEFENSE CHIEF. TONIGHT THE PRESIDENT DID TONIGHT THE PRESIDENT DID ANNOUNCE HIS INTENTION TO ANNOUNCE HIS INTENTION TO NOMINATE THAT NEW ACTING CHIEF NOMINATE THAT NEW ACTING CHIEF TO BE THE ACTUAL DEFENSE TO BE THE ACTUAL DEFENSE SECRETARY, WHICH MEANS HE WILL SECRETARY, WHICH MEANS HE WILL BE GOING THROUGH THE SENATE BE GOING THROUGH THE SENATE CONFIRMATION PROCESS AS THIS CONFIRMATION PROCESS AS THIS CONFRONTATION WITH IRAN CONFRONTATION WITH IRAN UNSPOOLS. UNSPOOLS. EVER SINCE THIS ADMINISTRATION EVER SINCE THIS ADMINISTRATION WITHDREW FROM THE IRAN NUKE WITHDREW FROM THE IRAN NUKE DLEERL AND BEGAN RACHETTING UP DLEERL AND BEGAN RACHETTING UP PRESSURE ON IRAN, IT’S BEEN PRESSURE ON IRAN, IT’S BEEN UNCLEAR WHAT ITS GOAL IS OR WHAT UNCLEAR WHAT ITS GOAL IS OR WHAT ITS END GAME IS. ITS END GAME IS. WE’VE REACHED THIS POINT WHERE WE’VE REACHED THIS POINT WHERE TO HEAR THE PRESIDENT TELL IT TO HEAR THE PRESIDENT TELL IT LAST NIGHT, LAST NIGHT WE MAY LAST NIGHT, LAST NIGHT WE MAY HAVE BEEN MINUTES AWAY FROM A HAVE BEEN MINUTES AWAY FROM A STRIKE THAT COULD POTENTIALLY STRIKE THAT COULD POTENTIALLY HAVE LED TO A WAR. HAVE LED TO A WAR. AND WE HAVE LITTLE TO NO CLARITY AND WE HAVE LITTLE TO NO CLARITY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED OR WHY OR ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED OR WHY OR WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.>>>JOINING US NOW, COURTNEY>>>JOINING US NOW, COURTNEY QUE, THE NATIONAL NEWS SECURITY QUE, THE NATIONAL NEWS SECURITY AND MILITARY REPORTER WHO JUST AND MILITARY REPORTER WHO JUST RETURNED FROM THE UNITED ARAB RETURNED FROM THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. EMIRATES. COURTNEY, THANK YOU FOR JOINING COURTNEY, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. US TONIGHT. COURTNEY, YOU KNOW THE PENTAGON COURTNEY, YOU KNOW THE PENTAGON WELL. WELL. YESTERDAY NIGHT WE GOT REPORTING YESTERDAY NIGHT WE GOT REPORTING THAT PLANES WERE IN THE AIR AND THAT PLANES WERE IN THE AIR AND SHIPS WERE IN POSITION AND THE SHIPS WERE IN POSITION AND THE PRESIDENT CALLED OFF THE STRIKE. PRESIDENT CALLED OFF THE STRIKE. TODAY THE PRESIDENT TOLD CHUCK TODAY THE PRESIDENT TOLD CHUCK TODD THAT THE PLANES WERE NOT IN TODD THAT THE PLANES WERE NOT IN THE AIR. THE AIR. WHAT ARE YOU HEARING? WHAT ARE YOU HEARING?>>Reporter: SO THE SHIPS WOULD>>Reporter: SO THE SHIPS WOULD ALREADY HAVE BEEN IN POSITION. ALREADY HAVE BEEN IN POSITION. SO U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND HAS SO U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND HAS ANYWHERE BETWEEN 60 AND 80,000 ANYWHERE BETWEEN 60 AND 80,000 TROOPS, SHIPS, AIRCRAFT TROOPS, SHIPS, AIRCRAFT THROUGHOUT THE REGION AT ANY THROUGHOUT THE REGION AT ANY GIVEN TIME. GIVEN TIME. THE AIRCRAFT — THE OFFICIALS THE AIRCRAFT — THE OFFICIALS WHO I’VE SPOKEN WITH SAY THAT IN WHO I’VE SPOKEN WITH SAY THAT IN FACT THE AIRCRAFT WERE NOT IN FACT THE AIRCRAFT WERE NOT IN THE AIR AT THE TIME YET BUT THAT THE AIR AT THE TIME YET BUT THAT THEY WERE CLOSE. THEY WERE CLOSE. SO, YOU KNOW, YOU MADE A GOOD SO, YOU KNOW, YOU MADE A GOOD POINT IN THE INTRO, AND THAT’S POINT IN THE INTRO, AND THAT’S THE IDEA THAT THE MILITARY WHEN THE IDEA THAT THE MILITARY WHEN THEY WERE PLANNING THE THEY WERE PLANNING THE OPERATIONS AND ALL THE OPTIONS, OPERATIONS AND ALL THE OPTIONS, THEY LOOK AT ALL OF THE THEY LOOK AT ALL OF THE CONTINGENCIES, AND ONE OF THOSE CONTINGENCIES, AND ONE OF THOSE IS THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE IS THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE ASSESSMENT. ASSESSMENT. THAT IS THE POTENTIAL FOR HOW THAT IS THE POTENTIAL FOR HOW MANY CIVILIANS COULD BE HURT OR MANY CIVILIANS COULD BE HURT OR KILLED IN THIS KIND OF AN KILLED IN THIS KIND OF AN OPERATION. OPERATION. WHAT WE DON’T KNOW IS EXACTLY WHAT WE DON’T KNOW IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED AT THAT MEETING AT WHAT HAPPENED AT THAT MEETING AT THE WHITE HOUSE YESTERDAY? THE WHITE HOUSE YESTERDAY? DID THEY SIT HIM DOWN AND DID THEY SIT HIM DOWN AND EXPLAIN TO HIM THE COLLATERAL EXPLAIN TO HIM THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OR NOT? DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OR NOT? BUT THE NOTION THAT IT WOULDN’T BUT THE NOTION THAT IT WOULDN’T BE PART OF THE ORIGINAL MILITARY BE PART OF THE ORIGINAL MILITARY PLANNING IS PRETTY DIFFICULT TO PLANNING IS PRETTY DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND, ALI. UNDERSTAND, ALI.>>AND FOLLOWING ON THAT, IS IT>>AND FOLLOWING ON THAT, IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE PRESIDENT POSSIBLE THAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD ONLY HAVE LEARNED THAT WOULD ONLY HAVE LEARNED THAT APPROXIMATELY 150 PEOPLE WOULD APPROXIMATELY 150 PEOPLE WOULD DIE WITH MINUTES TO SPARE? DIE WITH MINUTES TO SPARE? I WOULD IMAGINE WHEN THERE’S A I WOULD IMAGINE WHEN THERE’S A SUBMISSION OF THAT SORT OF SUBMISSION OF THAT SORT OF PROPOSAL GENERAL BARRY McCAFFREY PROPOSAL GENERAL BARRY McCAFFREY TOLD ME THEY HAVE PROPOSALS FOR TOLD ME THEY HAVE PROPOSALS FOR ANY CONTINGENCY, ABOUT PLACES ANY CONTINGENCY, ABOUT PLACES YOU DON’T THINK WE HAVE YOU DON’T THINK WE HAVE AGGRESSIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH. AGGRESSIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH. THE IDEA OF WHAT WE CALL THE IDEA OF WHAT WE CALL COLLATERAL DAMAGE, THE DEATH OF COLLATERAL DAMAGE, THE DEATH OF PEOPLE, THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE PEOPLE, THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE VERY HIGH UP IN THAT REPORT. VERY HIGH UP IN THAT REPORT.>>IT WOULD BE BUT, AGAIN, WHAT>>IT WOULD BE BUT, AGAIN, WHAT WE DON’T KNOW IS EXACTLY WHAT WE DON’T KNOW IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THEY PRESENTED HAPPENED WHEN THEY PRESENTED THAT TO HIM. THAT TO HIM. IF THAT’S SOMETHING HE DIDN’T IF THAT’S SOMETHING HE DIDN’T ASK THE QUESTION OR IF FOR SOME ASK THE QUESTION OR IF FOR SOME REASON THEY DIDN’T PRESENT IT. REASON THEY DIDN’T PRESENT IT. AS PART OF BASIC AND VERY AS PART OF BASIC AND VERY STANDARD MILITARY PLANNING FOR STANDARD MILITARY PLANNING FOR AN OPERATION LIKE THIS, AN OPERATION LIKE THIS, ESPECIALLY SOMETHING SO HIGH ESPECIALLY SOMETHING SO HIGH PROFILE, I FIND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO PROFILE, I FIND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE THAT THAT WASN’T PART OF BELIEVE THAT THAT WASN’T PART OF THE ORIGINAL PLANNING BUT, THE ORIGINAL PLANNING BUT, AGAIN, WE JUST DON’T KNOW HOW AGAIN, WE JUST DON’T KNOW HOW THE CONVERSATION WAS. THE CONVERSATION WAS. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BASIC IDEA WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BASIC IDEA HERE, I WAS ALSO STRUCK WHEN THE HERE, I WAS ALSO STRUCK WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT 150 PEOPLE, PRESIDENT SAID THAT 150 PEOPLE, WHETHER THAT IS CIVILIANS OR WHETHER THAT IS CIVILIANS OR IRANIAN MILITARY, WOULD HAVE IRANIAN MILITARY, WOULD HAVE POTENTIALLY BEEN KILLED IN THESE POTENTIALLY BEEN KILLED IN THESE KINDS OF STRIKES. KINDS OF STRIKES. THAT IS NOT — THE MILITARY THAT IS NOT — THE MILITARY OFFICIALS I WAS SPEAKING TO SAID OFFICIALS I WAS SPEAKING TO SAID THIS WOULD BE — ANY KIND OF THIS WOULD BE — ANY KIND OF REACTION WOULD BE VERY REACTION WOULD BE VERY PROPORTIONAL, THAT IT WOULD PROPORTIONAL, THAT IT WOULD BE — TO WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED BE — TO WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED HERE. HERE. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD SHOT DOWN AN UNMANNED DRONE, AN SHOT DOWN AN UNMANNED DRONE, AN EXPENSIVE DRONE, NO LOSS OF EXPENSIVE DRONE, NO LOSS OF LIFE. LIFE. YOU WOULD THINK THAT THE U.S. YOU WOULD THINK THAT THE U.S. MILITARY RESPONSE WOULD BE MILITARY RESPONSE WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD TAKE OUT SOMETHING THAT WOULD TAKE OUT PERHAPS THE PLACE WHERE THEY PERHAPS THE PLACE WHERE THEY SHOT THE SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE SHOT THE SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE FROM, PERHAPS THE RADAR SYSTEM FROM, PERHAPS THE RADAR SYSTEM THAT WAS USED TO LOCK IN ON THE THAT WAS USED TO LOCK IN ON THE GROWN. GROWN. SOMETHING LIKE THAT. SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THE NOTION THAT IT WOULD INVOLVE THE NOTION THAT IT WOULD INVOLVE THAT MANY CASUALTIES WAS THAT MANY CASUALTIES WAS SURPRISING. SURPRISING.>>THERE WAS SOME QUESTION ABOUT>>THERE WAS SOME QUESTION ABOUT WHERE THIS DRONE WAS SHOT. WHERE THIS DRONE WAS SHOT. WHAT IRAN CLAIMS IS IT WAS IN WHAT IRAN CLAIMS IS IT WAS IN IRANIAN AIR SPACE AND AMERICA IRANIAN AIR SPACE AND AMERICA CLAIMS IT WAS IN INTERNATIONAL CLAIMS IT WAS IN INTERNATIONAL AIR SPACE. AIR SPACE. WE’RE NOW HEARING SOME REPORTING WE’RE NOW HEARING SOME REPORTING THAT IT WAS IN IRANIAN AIR THAT IT WAS IN IRANIAN AIR SPACE. SPACE. WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT THAT? WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT THAT?>>SO THE U.S. MILITARY DENIES>>SO THE U.S. MILITARY DENIES THEY HAD ANY ACCESS. THEY HAD ANY ACCESS. THE MILITARY MAINTAINS THEY BOTH THE MILITARY MAINTAINS THEY BOTH STAYED IN INTERNATIONAL AIR STAYED IN INTERNATIONAL AIR SPACE. SPACE. ONE OF THE PROBLEMS IS IRAN SEES ONE OF THE PROBLEMS IS IRAN SEES THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ AS THEIR THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ AS THEIR TERRITORIAL WATERS AND AIR TERRITORIAL WATERS AND AIR SPACE. SPACE. THEY MIGHT BELIEVE DESPITE THE THEY MIGHT BELIEVE DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE COMMUNITY SEES IT FACT THAT THE COMMUNITY SEES IT AS INTERNATIONAL WATERS, THEY AS INTERNATIONAL WATERS, THEY MAY BELIEVE IT DRIFTED INTO MAY BELIEVE IT DRIFTED INTO THEIR TERRITORIAL WATERS. THEIR TERRITORIAL WATERS. I WAS OUT ON THE GULF OF OMAN I WAS OUT ON THE GULF OF OMAN WHERE THAT DRONE WAS SHOT DOWN WHERE THAT DRONE WAS SHOT DOWN AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT THAT AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT THAT AREA IS CONSIDERED INTERNATIONAL AREA IS CONSIDERED INTERNATIONAL WATERS IF, IN FACT, THE DRONE WATERS IF, IN FACT, THE DRONE WENT DOWN WHERE THE U.S.

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100 thoughts on “President Donald Trump’s Tale Of Canceled Iran Operation Strains Credulity | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC”

  • AND NOW Trump has cancelled the immigration raid on Sunday.. Doesn't want to be seen playing golf while immigrants are being dragged away.

  • Round up all German immigrants and put them in concentration camps and euthenize them to prevent them from breeding, and Trump supporters, who are white supremacists and euthenize them to prevent them from breeding and stop world war three

  • Trump keeping his promises. Wisdom! Unmanned Drone vs 150 Human Lives (potentially WW3), Screw DEMONcrats & Screw NeoCons!
    #Trump2020

  • Nemanja Stankovic says:

    I see all media saying "Trump weak" but as Iran's foreign official said you get more out of Iran with being reasonable and showing respect.Trump now has a chance to fix this mess even if Bolton started it and as to last minute remark.Did anyone see how close US is to Iran ? It would take 10 minutes for faster planes to strike not to mention missiles.And then all out war would happen.And civilian lives may be in report as well as how much military personal will be hit BUT it is estimated not accurate.I think most important number would be how much US lives are going to be lost in risk / then civilians / then enemy.If they bother.

  • This dude have an amnesia of the word “ILLEGAL”… ICE will deport “ILLEGAL” immigrants ordered by the courts… this dude is Fake News…

  • There are consequences to the break down of the JPOA 'deal'. The Iranians increased their uranium enrichment. There comes a time when pilots destroy these nuclear assets, and refuel in Saudi Arabia. Then the reprisal of Middle East bombing by Iran comes when those in the Middle East are discussing the "peace and security!" that is the 'deal of the century' that is Trump's cherry; and has been under construction by Mr Kurshner for the last two years. So while they are actually speaking about this; the 'sudden destruction' 1Thessalonians 5: 2, 3 of missiles from the angry Iranians [Daniel 11: 44, 45] arrives upon them. The Middle East is bombed Zephaniah 2: 1-11 Matthew 24: 15-22 and Jerusalem is bombed Jeremiah 25; 29 and then also Iran is bombed Jeremiah 49: 35-38; but this also melts down the financial system Ezekiel 7: 19 Revelation 18: 17. This is seen when the Euro collapses, and war appears between Russia and the financially collapsed EU. So the whole world devolves into wrath Revelation 11: 18 and collapses financially. We start to see the reason why Almighty God Jehovah, and Christ Jesus the anointed King Revelation 12: 10 take this matter in hand personally, and the outcome has already been written. That is why God's Kingdom takes over our affairs, and the faithful, meek and righteous ones who are protected and survive John 3: 16 Revelation 7: 9, 14-17 will come out of the Great tribulation rejoicing; they will experience healing; the environment will also be healed. Isaiah 35: 4-7 "No resident will say: "I am sick"," Isaiah 33: 24. THIS world will be cleansed, beautified, and redeveloped, to resemble a PARADISE Luke 23: 43 and YOU and YOUR family can also survive and become part of those who come out of this REJOICING.

    Its a bad day for the wicked; because they are causing the disaster. So they are all destroyed Psalms 92: 7 Psalms 37: 8-10. The political system attract a Judgement of execution; due to the massive death-toll they cause Revelation 6: 8 Revelation 19: 11, 19-21.

    But the faithful, meek and righteous ones will be protected and come out of this into God's Kingdom. John 3: 16 Psalms 37: 11, 29.

    Even the dead of former times are to be raised back to life Acts 24: 15 Revelation 20: 13.

    The events are written; the outcome is written; and the true God Jehovah does not tell lies. Numbers 23: 19 Christ told us the Scriptures are the truth John 17: 17. And taking in this knowledge leads to everlasting life John 17: 3.

    May the reader be kept safe by the true God Jehovah; who is sending forth Christ to rescue us from this cataclysm. Matthew 24: 14, 21, 22, 29, 30.

  • Martin Johnson says:

    Let's change the name of America to Barnum and Bailey, because Trump and the rest of the clowns are running a circus.

  • Mark Croxford says:

    I call bs on anything he says. Seldom does the truth leave his mouth. Now he wants to look all warm and fuzzy…..
    Mo

  • We cannot believe a word the so-called president says. Maybe he planned it, maybe he didn't. The important thing is that he could have. It's abundantly clear he'd have no problem killing 100 or 1,000 or 1,000,000 people if it would get him re-elected. That is why Nancy Pelosi needs to do her job and begin impeachment proceedings. Stop f–king around. Stop allowing the traitors to testify in secret. Get them in public, force them to comply, jail them if they refuse. This is the treatment criminals need!

  • Internet Marketing Maps says:

    "A scary thing?" …Yes, indeed, if you are in my country illegally it certainly is a very scary thing. Just how many millions of you are here illegally sucking off of my hard earned tax money, while I struggle to survive in my own country… Get Out! …What nerve you have. 👀

  • Losaiko RESIST!!! Say No to Trump and No Fascisim says:

    In the 1980s the USA offered Amnesty to those with no records and had proof they were in the country for about 5 years. Why doesn't Trump do that for DACA & aliens who are not criminals. These are people we want in the US.
    I also believe the Iranian attack was a stunt. Congress needs to Vote on & approve on war, not the jolly orange giant.
    We need talks with Iran on nuetral ground.

  • Internet Marketing Maps says:

    Trump's strategy is to keep the 'Mainstream Media (especially the MSNBC) out of the loop… Depriving, and, or misleading the Fake News Networks of 'specific strategic operations' makes perfect sense… MSNBC simply speculate and make up what they don't know anyway, so Trump just throws them a wooden bone now and again and then publically berates them as 'Fake News', and the 'enemy of the people'… MSNBC is a joke, they are more entertaining than re-runs of 'Smile You're on Candid Camera' 👀

  • So many lies, so many delusions, And they are not immigrants they are illegals. It is time MSNBC stop lying to and misleading the American People. Oh, If I had the time to pick you apart bit by bit.

  • 3rdworldtraveler says:

    Iran scooped up the drone wreckage , if the wreckage were in International waters the US would have it, If an Iranian salvage boat were picking up the US drone wreckage in International water the salvage ship would have been sunk

  • Its ironic how the ONLY country that has ever used nuclear weapons against humans is preaching what other countries should do with their nuclear weapons. If one country should not have nukes, this is the US

  • President's lie.
    But it's certainly unusual for VERY close to everything that a President says to be both untrue, usually unhinged, and generally simply not reality.

  • Trump doesnt care abt people's life. He was worried that such an attack would drag America into yet another MidEast war and hurt him politically. Like all his decision, this one too was based on his self-interest.

  • Mohammed kafil uddin says:

    Beware of the dual tramp next to the target staked
    First target drone….
    Next target you dunnal tramp….
    Don't worry about going to war with Iran, Mr. Dual Trump. This is not the kind of mass that you have forgotten.

  • A person with the tactical understanding of a 10 year old is in charge of one of the greatest militaries in the world.

  • Christine Spence says:

    Why was a drone flying near Iran? If another country flew their spying drone near the American coast, what would the government do? It is always okay for the Americans to do what they want with no respect towards other countries. This situation is yet another idiotic move by USA! If trump starts another war for his own ego, will someone please take him out in a straight jacket!

  • omg this is insane @@ i hope he is out of office b4 he did something stupid and drag all ppl of the world with it…

  • Darlene McHugh says:

    Trump is such a liar it’s even more than lying it’s craziness! He is no president! I get sick when I hear someone call him President…The president represents all the people all the time! He doesn’t even know what that means! Pelosi do your job!

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  • I don't know how all information is fake news, when your people in the white house leaking info to the press. We have to face it America elected Jekyll and Hyde. SUCH A EFFING BRASS FACE LIAR

  • WHEW! Another crisis avery d by our illustrious'leader'! Sure, u may say he started the crisis.. but he DID fix it. Praise Cheeto king!

  • William Ben Brooks says:

    WTF is he thinking? NYC would be the first big target. All his pretty buildings and few friends and family would be melted.

  • The only sure thing here is that Trump makes things up as usual. I suspect Vlad "Novichok" Putin got in somewhere too.

  • A DODGE MILITARY DRAFTER! UNPATRIOTIC! PATRIOT BETRAYER! THIS BETRAYER ON OUR COUNTRY! A TRAITOR! IS SELLING AMERICA IN DIFFERENT WELL KNOWN WAYS! TO THE BEST POSTER! NAMELY AMERICA"S ENEMIES! LIKE NORTH COREA! BUT THE AMERICA MOST DANGER ENEMY! PUTIN"S RUSSIA! HE'S ACCUSING ONE OF THO MOST WELL KNOWN! AND ALWAYS PATRIOTIC! BEHAVIOR THE AMERICAN NEW YORK TIMES ! NEWS PAPER ! prove their parasitism! for many years since their fecundation!! ON THE CONTRARY ! THE ACCUSER! UNPATRIOTIC TREASON ! TO OUR AMERICA ARE NOW WELL KNOWN! WHOSE ALL HE'S TREASON! we Americans steal don't know how many are going to surface soon! WE DON'T KNOW YET!! HOW MORE AND IN HOW MANY! STEAL WE DON"T KNOW!!!

  • IN THE BOTTOM ON HE'S CLASS! HARDLY! HE GET THERE""" OH!!! BUT IF WE ASK HIM ! ABOUT THE GANGS IN THE WORLD! PER SURE HE KNOWS THIS! AS A BID PART ON HE'S LIFE!!!!_-HE'S A PART! AND MEMBER ON SEVERAL GANGSTERS ASSOCIATED!!! WELL KNOWN!—–HE SHOOED DEPORT HE'S WIFE! AND IN LOWS!!! THEY DID NOT FOLLOW THE REGULAR LOW TO IMMIGRATE!!! THEY USE ESPECIAL METHOD! AS PRIVILEGE!! NO BODY ELSE GET!~OR CUT USE!!!!  ABUSE OF POWER!!!!

  • He separates families and puts babies, toddlers, and minors in prison over 2000 of them and then wants us to believe he wanted to avoid 150 approximate deaths. Lol! That's baloney! This orange punk is an embarrassment to America.

  • Sheik Yo Booty says:

    Little mushroom dk with no balls lol
    Donthecon is running the con of his life on America
    IMPEACH THE MOTHER FKER

  • 4:00 trump: "I have no master strategy, I just make up crap on the fly, if it floats I claim credit, if it hits the fan I blame someone else".

  • Nefarias Bredd says:

    I thought Americans were real prudes when it comes to daytime TV, but they keep putting that talking sphincter on, again and again.

  • So, he was going to attack Iran but chickened out… then he was going to deport two million illegals and chickened out…

    He's kind of toothless… actually, more likely, he makes promises he cannot keep….

  • Tired of fake news twisting everything to mean the worst cant wait till its taken off the air along with CNN ABC NBC AND YOU MSNBC AND HLN

  • An attack on the spot where Iran "popped one off" may be misconstrued as an act of war… despite the location of the "big mistake".

  • 'Great people these Generals' and this bloke is Commander in Chief ? Your Government is an International joke.

  • Henry Goncalves says:

    If the drone was in international waters when shot, how come the Iranians were able to recover all the debris?
    We now gave them technology which they can reverse engineer.
    Understandably debris field created by a blast can be miles apart, but how come Iran recovered most of the debris?

    I think this administration is spoiling for something which may impact the US negatively.
    Iran is not a shithole country, let us be very clear about that.

  • Babies had died under this Admin by orders not Laws there is a different, and he cares less of what happen to children dying and separated from parents, but he calls off a strike because of 150 people ya oh ya right, the Moron creates a pictures makes it ugly, because he is so dumb so dumb then tries to make it look like he is our savior. He is a dangerous man dangerous

  • #TheBritishPerspective says:

    Where Trump saved 150 lives, not using kinetic force, because he has a thing in his brain called rational, Maddow would like America to get involved in a war for one reason, and one reason only! To give MSNBC a chance to throw even more vitriol at PresidentTrump, if only there were enough hours in the day! But they forget a couple of things, Trump is not their stooge, and certainly nobodies fool! As MSM will find out over the coming months! W.T.S

  • Norman Revell says:

    Putin told trump that he better call off the strikes against Iran because Iran didn't do it on purpose it was a misstate Putin told trump the last minute because he was going to be Putin that he will be attacking Putin friends of Iran so trump had to come up with a big excuse and lie about why he call off the attack on Iran to cover up Putin and the Russian

  • All Republicans are tools of the Communist divide and rule leading to Order Out of Chaos or what Late Bush Publically called The New World Order.
    Allan.

  • He is getting Rusty ,Khasogi's Father who was co-owner of the Luxury Yatch with Trump has supplied Iran through Mossad Nukes that can be loaded onto Crude Chinese surface to surface missiles costing in 1986 80,000 dollars and Trump might have been refreshed by his Colombo Mafia provided Personal Body Guards in a letter.
    Allan.

  • helveticaification says:

    This segment deserves to be put on continuous replay. Every prospective voter should watch this and relate it to her/his own lived experience..

  • TRUMP IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. HE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO START WINNING SOME WARS,AS PROMISED,WITHOUT IT.

  • They always start with long range cruise missiles anyone whose been watching since the first gulf war. First all air defense is removed via cruise missiles prior to any airstrikes. It is possible that they would lead with high altitude nighttime stealth bomber but those would fly from the US and would've been in the air for like 10(?) Hours. This is just a clown show circus of distractions that unstable Drumf (Joffrey Baratheon) and his sycophantic boot lickers came up with to somehow make his base happy with chest thumping. Red meat for the uneducated. He loves the uneducated.

  • Nathaniel Anderson says:

    Trump is trying to start a fight. He wants to incite civil unrest. This is what Putin wants. To destroy the integrity of the United States. To destroy Democracy on the world stage. To break down our government agencies, so that we can no longer lead the world, in technology, economics, and human rights. He has destroyed our reputation. He is playing a dangerous game. If he succeeds, our country may loose the dollar as the world's most important currency. This paves the way for other countries that don't value human rights, to go ahead and do whatever they want to , to consolidate power. The behavior of this president, is outrageous. We need to stay calm and level headed. We can't allow Trump to bring fighting in the streets, and war to the United States of America. We must stand up United against this behavior.

  • This story just re-enforces my view that he’s still operating as a business man who pulls stunts on his opponents in the hope they back down, or that he’s a hero, etc. Just read his book The Art Of The Deal and you’ll see lots of instances where he pulled this kind of tactic. This is NOT the way to run a country. Not only allies, but enemies can’t trust ANYTHING he says.

  • bryant wilhite says:

    our humanity should be the driver of our policies toward others…not some arbitrary capricious and morally wrong=headed idea of how we should exist in the world..stop mass deportation..am I my brother's keeper?…..bkw

  • the military has lost confidence in this president what a clown " the neighborhood bullshitter" who gets chased away when he opens his mouth.

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  • The "West" got it's butt kicked a thousand years ago during the Crusades. Now, we have a potus, who's dumber than dirt, trying to bumble into another war over there. Would someone please tell the person of twelve thousand lies that it's not our place to take sides. We don't have to inject ourselves into Middle Eastern politics and choose one despotic regime over another despotic regime. We simply deal on America's behalf and walk away from the rest. All Americans of good character and good sense nolonger trust Trump or any of his minions. We know that they lose their jobs instantly when they stop spouting the current Trump line. In addition to lying, Don the con has made a name for himself for not honoring his contractual commitments. That's not a solid incentive for Iran to negotiate with Trump or his regime.

  • 1:10 Ali Velshi is easily my favourite substitute for TRM (The Real Maddow). "I mean, we don't know if this operation is actually going to happen on Sunday, but we definitely know that the President wants people to think it is." This is not one of Maddow's strongest points of analysis: that Trump is always running a three-ring circus, and the same performance is meant to be read in three different ways, from three distinct vantage points, and moreover, that this three-ring circus act is a friend with benefits—sowing even more confusion about what he actually intends to do or not do (yes, keep your eye on the ball, it is possible). I often wish Maddow would hammer harder on President Simulface (after every speech and rally: I don't know if it was good for you, but it was sure good for us).

  • Michael Yoder says:

    The Twatwaffle is his own revisionist – I stopped this, I made this happen, I decided this….blah blah blah. He lies.

  • msndrstdwlf BB says:

    They arent going to line up in rows on the battlefield. Theres many ways for them to harm us. They are a well trained proud people 4x larger than iraq which lasted 18 yrs. Trump wants ww3 fibal evil world tyrant.

  • Everblue Freediving says:

    Trump isn't attracting any new voters….. no ideas, no legislation, no leadership, no honesty, no competence, no morals….

  • Sounds like Rachel Madcow wants War. What an evil person she is. Madcow wants babies, children, woman to die.

  • Hayden Williams says:

    Xinjiang China has put Uighur Muslims, even children, in prison re-education internment camps; almost 1 MILLION PEOPLE that have committed no crimes and the US DEFENSE DEPARTMENT HAS RECENTLY CALLED THESE CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

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