Exclusive: Trump Calls Alleged Iranian Attack on Oil Tankers 'Very Minor'
He struck a different tone than other Republicans.
Exclusive: President Trump calls alleged Iranian attack on oil tankers "very minor"
In an interview, Trump called the recent tanker attacks attributed to Iran "very minor," and said that while he would "certainly go [to war] over nuclear weapons," he's less excited about international shipping.
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Trump calls alleged Iranian attack on oil tankers "very minor." This is an important corrective to transparently silly efforts by #IranHawks to depict #Iran as committing some sort of serious escalation in the Gulf that threatens U.S. national security.
Daniel W. Drezner