Remarks by President Trump on May 14, 2019 (Excerpts)

May 14, 2019


Q    Mr. President, are you planning to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East in response to Iran?

THE PRESIDENT:  I think it’s fake news, okay?  Now, would I do that?  Absolutely.  But we have not planned for that.  Hopefully we’re not going to have to plan for that.  And if we did that, we’d send a hell of a lot more troops than that.

But I think it’s just — where was that story?  In the New York Times?  Well, the New York Times is fake news.