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‘We were cocked and loaded!’ Trump tweets out typo-filled statement justifying his decision to call off Iran strike

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President Donald Trump on Friday issued a bizarre statement on Twitter justifying his decision to call off his strike against Iran.

The president began his tweet storm by trashing former President Barack Obama for negotiating a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program — and then boasted that he tore that agreement up, even though he had no proposed alternative to that deal.

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Then he claimed that the U.S. military was ready to hammer Iran and was “cocked and loaded,” which is a malapropism for the common term “locked and loaded.”

“On Monday they shot down an unmanned drone flying in International Waters,” the president wrote. “We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights [sic] when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it.”

Trump then claimed that there was really no urgent need for the military to conduct a retaliatory strike.

“I am in no hurry, our Military is rebuilt, new, and ready to go, by far the best in the world. Sanctions are biting & more added last night,” he wrote. “Iran can NEVER have Nuclear Weapons, not against the USA, and not against the WORLD!”

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John Heilemann was interviewed by Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC's "The Last Word."

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"He made a travesty of the Mueller report and continues to lie on Donald Trump's behalf at every opportunity," he added.

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United States, Mexico, Canada finalize Donald Trump’s USMCA trade deal

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However, the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the US Senate would likely delay Congressional ratification of the agreement until next year, said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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