This morning, for you, I listened to Trump bloviate about Iran’s attack yesterday. You’re welcome.
I avoid listening to Trump speak. Listening to him mumble and lie through a speech makes me crazy. So I’m not sure when he started sounding and looking so damn bad, but like. Wow. He looks like death warmed over, and he was noticeably panting and breathless through his little speech, not to mention the mild slur.
Like. Damn. How do people go to his rallies and not see he’s rotting to pieces on his feet?
His actual speech was substance-free, literally. No plans, no real information. Just a lot of bragging about the military, some incoherent thing about having NATO get involved in the Middle East, bashing Soleimani (which, fair), and a tangent about Bahgdadi who killed himself last year when the US military raided his compound and who had nothing to do with anything about us attacking Iran on Friday. And that’s it.
Here’s the speech. See for yourself – it’s only about ten minutes long.
So it sounds like Trump actually is going to de-escalate the conflict. Or at least like he’s not going to blow anything up this morning. That might change when he starts sundowning later on this afternoon.
At any rate, here’s a few stories about the situation you can check out.
- Daniel Dale, reporter at CNN, covers all of Trump’s speeches on Twitter. Here’s his livetweet.
- CNN: Some administration officials believe Iran intentionally missed areas with Americans
- Reuters: Trump says no casualties in Iran attacks, does not want to use more force
- Washington Post: Transcript: Trump’s Iran speech
- TPM: Trump Announces New ‘Punishing’ Sanctions On Iran In Response To Missile Attack
And this one doesn’t have to do with Iran, but it’s worth knowing: Much Of The World Doesn’t Trust President Trump, Pew Survey Finds, via NPR. From the article, “A clear majority of people living outside the U.S. do not trust President Trump to do the right thing in world affairs, with fewer than one-third expressing confidence in him — an opinion also reflected in attitudes toward America generally, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.”
Photo credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.