Donald Trump made a major decision to call off a planned military strike on Iran.
It may have been the most consequential decision of Trump’s presidency.
But two Fox News hosts just issued this one unthinkable challenge to President Trump.
Hawks – led by National Security Advisor John Bolton – pushed for President Trump to initiate a war with Iran by bombing military targets inside the country after Iran shot down an unmanned drone plane.
President Trump explained that he called off the proposed strike just before it was set to take place because the casualty report the military provided said the bombing would have resulted in 150 deaths.
The President said that was not a proportional response for Iran shooting down an unmanned robot plane.
“I thought about it for a second and I said, ‘You know what? They shot down an unmanned drone, plane, whatever you want to call it,’” the President told NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd during an interview. “And here we are, sitting with 150 dead people that would have taken place probably within a half an hour after I said go ahead. And I didn’t like it.”
This followed a string of tweets where the President detailed how he called off the strike at the last minute after receiving the possible death toll.
President Trump’s account of his decision making process on calling off the strike set off alarm bells for left-wing journalists.
Trump’s decision to pull back from war with Iran was popular so they needed an angle to attack the President to frame the coverage of his decision in the most negative light possible.
So the fake news media centered on Trump’s story about stopping the proposed war ten minutes before it was initiated after receiving a potential casualty report.
Liberal Fox News hosts Shep Smith and Chris Wallace fumed about President Trump’s quotes during a segment on Smith’s midday show.
“Something’s wrong there,” Smith ranted about Trump telling Todd he only asked for a casualty report ten minutes before the strike.
Wallace doubled down and purposefully focused Fox viewers away from the real news – President Trump stopping the United States from entering another endless war in the Middle East – to nitpick the President’s comments in an effort to drive negative news coverage.
“I talked to a former top national security official in an earlier Republican administration who says this just doesn’t add up,” Wallace told Smith.
“The timeline for when he learned information and when he decided to act doesn’t make a lot of sense,” Wallace added. “Maybe that’s the biggest problem. You could 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.”
Fox News wasn’t the only outlet to try and fool the American people with negative coverage.
CNN also tried to turn President Trump standing up to war hawks into a negative story by zeroing in on some aspects of his retelling of events.
That is a common theme in the Trump era.
The media does not want to run coverage seen as favorable to the President so they fabricate scandals and outrage to drive their preferred narrative.
We will continue to keep you updated on any new developments in the ongoing situation with Iran.