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Trump Was ‘Motivated’ To Launch Airstrike Because He Didn’t Want To Look ‘Weak’: Report


A new report revealed on Saturday that Donald Trump did not want to look “weak” in his dealings with Iran and thus decided to launch the airstrike that killed Iranian military leader Qassim Suleimani

“Trump was … motivated to act by what he felt was negative coverage after his 2019 decision to call off the airstrike after Iran downed the U.S. surveillance drone, officials said,” wrote Missy Ryan, Josh Dawsey, Dan Lamothe, and John Hudson of The Washington Post. “Trump was also frustrated that the details of his internal deliberations had leaked out and felt he looked weak, the officials said.”

“It was tremendously bold and even surprised many of us,” one official told the publication.

You can read the entire report HERE.

RELATED: Pentagon Officials Contradict Trump’s Claim That Suleiman Posed An Imminent Threat: NYT

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