During the first year of the presidency, Donald Trump repeatedly asked his national security team to draw up a plan to blow up Iranian “fast boats,” Axios reported on January 14 citing sources.
“Why don’t we sink them?”, Trump allegedly asked then Defense Secretary James Mattis.
“So these boats, they get in, they come in really fast, they come in really close… and they might have explosives on them and we don’t even know,” Trump reportedly told staff. “Can you believe this? And we don’t do anything?”
However, the sources told Axios that such “disproportionate” response could have quickly led to war. This is why no actions were done in response.
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