Once again, President Donald Trump went off on a contradictory rant about foreign policy and a possible war with Iran.
In the Oval Office Monday, Trump told the press that he's waiting to hear back from the Saudis before he will make any decisions on retaliating for the bombing of one of the largest oil fields in the world. Then he proceeded to go off about "ammo."
“I’m not concerned at all,” Trump told reporters about the Middle East. “We have military power the likes of which the world has never seen. I’m not concerned at all.”
He then told a story about all of his advisers telling him he shouldn't go to war against an "unnamed country" due to "low ammunition." The comments came just 24 hours after Trump tweeted that he was "locked and loaded" to act.
It flies in the face of Trump's 2016 campaign promise to stop endless wars. But Trump also wants to try and seem bold and powerful on the international stage. So, the Q&A with reporters ultimately appeared as though the president was confused or trying to have it both ways.
It prompted a stunned internet to unleash over the bizarre Trump rant. You can read the comments below:
@ZekeJMiller Never ending bullshit.— Nick (@Nick) 1568664963.0
@ZekeJMiller @maggieNYT ...and no President ever has.— Dr. Jackal✌🇨🇦 (@Dr. Jackal✌🇨🇦) 1568665240.0
@ZekeJMiller @maggieNYT Why not go all the way. The reason we’re low on ammunition is because the Obama book and Ne… https://t.co/TzoRU9Xazd— Rick Kronbyrd (@Rick Kronbyrd) 1568665446.0
@ZekeJMiller "We're very low on ammunition". The most expensive military in the world. Low on bullets. He's so desp… https://t.co/WDhk2EzWRh— Dr Heather Hughson (@Dr Heather Hughson) 1568665483.0
@joshrogin We are in deep shit hockey mess with this man as Commander in Chief 👿👿!!— Barbara Holton (@Barbara Holton) 1568664797.0
@joshrogin @mawilner “I’m sorry Mr President we aren’t prepared for that kind of [very stupid idea] war. We are ...… https://t.co/FPNVClHZk8— felinecannonball 😷 (@felinecannonball 😷) 1568664770.0
@joshrogin @JohnJHarwood The problem here Josh are the two words, ",Trump says", at this point Trump has made over… https://t.co/DV8XRlZasD— Stephen Mintus (@Stephen Mintus) 1568665722.0
@joshrogin The next day Mattis told him that the military was at a friend's house, but would be around tomorrow.— poljunk (@poljunk) 1568665004.0
@joshrogin Telling him that the US military was “low on ammunition” is very creative. 😂— Tzippy Shmilovitz 🤦♀️ (@Tzippy Shmilovitz 🤦♀️) 1568665836.0
@batlaw55 @joshrogin @JohnJHarwood Like the Clintons stole the W’s off the keyboards before they left the WH. 🙄— Hey, it’s just my opinion, but (@Hey, it’s just my opinion, but) 1568665020.0
@joshrogin Maybe they need to go to Walmart or something - to stock up— CJ (@CJ) 1568665023.0
@joshrogin I think he's confusing when he told Melania that he's out of ammo. https://t.co/6eyS5Mppgm— 🌲Andy 👣from 👣Oregon🌲 (@🌲Andy 👣from 👣Oregon🌲) 1568665279.0