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:
Never ending bullshit.
— Nick (@Nicknportland) September 16, 2019
…and no President ever has.
— Jackal (@jack_legault) September 16, 2019
This has got bull💩 written all over it.
— Craig Rose (@SmokeShowing911) September 16, 2019
Why not go all the way. The reason we’re low on ammunition is because the Obama book and Netflix deals bankrupt the Great U.S. Military.
— Rick Kronbyrd (@RickySKron) September 16, 2019
This administration is a freak show.
— Sheila Naylor (@SheilaNaylor2) September 16, 2019
“We’re very low on ammunition”. The most expensive military in the world. Low on bullets. He’s so desperate to make the US Army under Obama seem like Iceland’s.
It’s like he saw that apocryphal scene in Enemy at the Gates with 2 soldiers per gun and thought “what a great story!” pic.twitter.com/xcBzePgs2K
— Heather Hughson (@HNHughson) September 16, 2019
Mattis knew how to lie to keep him under control.
— Maverick.R.Clam🇺🇸🌊🌊🇮🇹🏴 (@maverick_clam) September 16, 2019
We are in deep shit hockey mess with this man as Commander in Chief 👿👿!!
— Barbara Holton (@HoltonBarb) September 16, 2019
“I’m sorry Mr President we aren’t prepared for that kind of [very stupid idea] war. We are … uh … critically low on bullets.”
— felinecannonball (@feline_cannon) September 16, 2019
The problem here Josh are the two words, “,Trump says”, at this point Trump has made over 12,000 lies and miss leading statements. Nothing he says can be believed.
— Stephen Mintus (@StephenMintus) September 16, 2019
The next day Mattis told him that the military was at a friend’s house, but would be around tomorrow.
— poljunk (@poljunk) September 16, 2019
He was dumbing it down so Trump could almost understand
— Lyndsay (@LyndzLP) September 16, 2019
Telling him that the US military was “low on ammunition” is very creative. 😂
— Tzippy Shmilovitz (@Tzipshmil) September 16, 2019
Like the Clintons stole the W’s off the keyboards before they left the WH. 🙄
— Hey, it’s just my opinion, but (@nancymconnor) September 16, 2019
Maybe they need to go to Walmart or something – to stock up
— CJ (@pnwrunnerlass) September 16, 2019
I think he’s confusing when he told Melania that he’s out of ammo. pic.twitter.com/6eyS5Mppgm
— 🌲🌲 Andy from Oregon 🌲🌲 (@AndrewFmOregon) September 16, 2019