NYT Reports Pres. Trump Sought Options For Attacking Iran | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

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Nick Burns, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and Peter Baker join Andrea Mitchell to discuss the national security threats that accompany the stalled transition and the New York Times' new reporting on President Trump seeking military action against Iran's main nuclear site. "If we launched a military attack on any target in Iran, what we know about the Iranians is they do hit back," Amb. Burns says. "They could try to kidnap or kill American citizens anywhere in the world. They’ve done that in the past.” Aired on 11/17/2020.
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NYT Reports Pres. Trump Sought Options For Attacking Iran | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

96 Comments on "NYT Reports Pres. Trump Sought Options For Attacking Iran | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC"

  1. robert graziano | November 17, 2020 at 4:05 PM | Reply

    Hate to say I told all you……three years ago!!! Take trumPIG out now!!

  2. Lilly Fitzgerald | November 17, 2020 at 4:16 PM | Reply

    Its like Trump wants to take out his internal rage by endangering everyone else. Get rid of him. He is a petulent child who when doesn’t get his own way, he will react with as much vitriole, vengeance and violence to feel better inside himself. He, even at his age, has not grown up.

    • Thats why his name is diaper Donnie..

    • He is no child, he is Evil

    • @Josie Schulz Mike Pompeo wants and seeks support from Europe to bomb IRAN with Israel, before Donald Trump leaves the White House on JANUARY 20, 2021 , it betrays the West and the Christians for Israel and the Jewish lobby, AIPAC zoa

    • @Truth91 Mike Pompeo wants and seeks support from Europe to bomb IRAN with Israel, before Donald Trump leaves the White House on JANUARY 20, 2021 , it betrays the West and the Christians for Israel and the Jewish lobby, AIPAC zoa

    • Steve McFarland | November 17, 2020 at 8:12 PM | Reply

      He has never gown up, and never will.

  3. He needs to be removed from office IMMEDIATELY. He is mentally unstable and will cause many thousands of deaths with his narcissistic and irrational rage.
    He must be removed and now.

  4. When all is said and done, Trump and his cronies and enablers need to be held accountable for their deeds.

    • Atrocities in the name of democracy ? Crazy !

    • John DiGiacomo | November 17, 2020 at 7:45 PM | Reply

      Corey Allen, Clinton was investigated ad nauseam with no charges ever brought. Trump and his sycophants are guilty of crimes against the country and humanity. If Biden’s Justice Department doesn’t bring charges, Democrats will lose the next election to a third party.

    • @Cory Allen Learn history before making dumb comments. Oh, I forgot you must be a Trump supporter. Did you ever hear of the Nuremberg trials? That’s why many of Hitler’s officers fled like cockroaches to avoid trial and certain death. Look it up. Educate yourself and then get over it.

    • ​@sbgibbons99 States are just as if not more responsible for handling of the virus. The entire world is struggling with it.
      trying to pin the blame on one person is ridiculous.

    • @John DiGiacomo what crimes?

  5. America please please do not underestimate Trump’s SOCIOPATHY, he is capable of anything and everything.

    • Raphaël Romain | November 17, 2020 at 10:41 PM | Reply

      He is making History.

    • Sống ở Mỹ- Living the American Dream | November 17, 2020 at 10:49 PM | Reply

      All people stay together. if other countries are tattooed. Russian will enter the country to take place. and not an america.

    • He’s only capable of what the repug senate allows of him.

    • Trump wants to leave Joe Biden and the American nation in desaster, this is his way of getting back if he’s ever arrested. It’s Trump payback at the risk of every man woman and child. He has no value for any lives, power and his own agenda is paramount. Wirld leaders relationship has been marred with distrust with Trump. What else left for trump to do?? Treated to take everyone down with him or save him from going to jail by sending fear in the American people and throughout the world. He wants the world to support pardoning him.
      Other countries secrets are not safe with Trump, if he’s not pardon. Trump tongue is a real threat and danger to whoever near and far spreading misinformation to drag them in the mud with him. A very bitter and twisted man.
      Well this is only my views of what seems so blatant.

    • Eunice Benedict | November 18, 2020 at 12:59 AM | Reply

      @cruz silva Actually you are sort of right yet also wrong. Congress is necessary for war to be declared BUT a president can initiate military action against another country which that country could view as an act of war by the US. So in reality trump could get us in a war without him declaring war.

  6. Terrible!! Maybe trump want to go war to stop joe Biden presidency …

    • Falcon Channel | November 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM | Reply

      @David Dennison Open your eyes, Trump doesn’t care about the presidency anymore, he knows he lost it already, and knows he can’t change the election in the courts. He is resorting to plan B: What he is doing is setting everything up for his re-election in 2024. He will start a chaos on his way out of the WH. That will be in the form of a war or anything like that, then Biden will be busy dealing with it for 3 years, and by 2023 he will accuse Biden of mishandling the situation and will re-energize his sheep-like base, then he will run as “the savor who will save America from the chaos (that he himself generated on his way out).
      Right now he is just taking a small lose (the 2020 election), but he will come back in 2024 as a glorious “chosen one” to save America…., and by that time if Biden is not doing great, Trump will have the proof he needs to sell his view that democrats can’t govern the country. You will see it.

    • I thought Trump would start a war before the election.

    • If he starts WW3 all his supporters better be the first people to go to war and sign up

    • Wonder Wonderful | November 17, 2020 at 9:37 PM | Reply

      He could try it! It might not work for him. Pompeo is not getting attention from his diplomatic visits.

    • Raphaël Romain | November 17, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      @Terry Hawkins you don’t understand foreign policy.

  7. Trump is losing his mind. Why are we allowing this President destroy America on his last lil over 2 months in office.

    • it's a New day | November 17, 2020 at 8:25 PM | Reply

      @Liberty Freedom GROW UP. You are one absurd and ANNOYING individual.

    • Liberty Freedom, as James Carville said recount them again watch him lose twice! The recount in Georgia has actually increased the lead for Biden. The world leaders are refusing to officially welcome Pompeo, and they are congratulating Biden. Trump is losing every lawsuit, and Giuliani is filing suits claiming voter fraud, then finally admitting that the suit isn’t about fraud. Trump is now committing acts of sedition by attempting to sabotage the government before Biden assumes office. He’s a weak petty little man, and proving it by his actions.

    • Are you kidding?!! He lost his mind a couple of miles back.

    • @gloria duval good one!

    • Not “is losing” — HAS LOST his “mind”.

  8. djt would like to turn the United States over to Joe Biden in the worst state possible….that’s why.

    • This. He’s already proven he is more than willing to be petty and vengeful against those he doesn’t like/who he sees has wronged him somehow. That he would do this on the global scale is unforgivable.

    • @Soul Searcher Where is the SENATE.



    • Trump is already sabotaging every part of the government he can, so GOP blame Biden for everything for the next 4 years.

  9. Trump, if I lose the US will lose, exactly how he thinks.

  10. If he attacks Iran it hurts America…. that is his goal.

  11. Sweet D Willy OG | November 17, 2020 at 4:32 PM | Reply

    He is the apittimme.
    Of evil.
    Just no human.
    Decency no dignity
    No integrity just a
    Souless induvidual.

    • Barbara Winterbourne | November 17, 2020 at 5:35 PM | Reply

      He is the antichrist. As evil as a y creature can be. He hates himself for his inadequate nature and his lack of intelligence a d by hating himself he hates everyone else. He needs to go now before he ends the world. NO ONE IN THE US CAN STOP HIM BLOWI G UP THE WORLD. THOSE ON GOVERNMENT ARE COWARDS AND THE ARMY A D POLI E ARE UNDER HIS SPELL.

    • I can see you were the first to be eliminated in the spelling bee Deputy Dog!

    • @Barbara Winterbourne it’s important we don’t start our own conspiracy theories. There are still good men and women working hard to protect our democracy, Constitution, and country. Those whose allegiance is to the U.S of A and not one man, and will defend against anyone trying to do irreparable harm, even the President. Have hope, the nightmare will soon be over.

    • And to think 70 million voted for him, it literally makes me sick.

    • Melinda Fitzgerald | November 17, 2020 at 10:50 PM | Reply

      Trump is deliberately trying to start a war doesn’t care about American soldiers lives are American citizens life

  12. This “lame duck” period doesn’t work when you have a bag of noxious gas like trump in office.

  13. Vincent Greenwood | November 17, 2020 at 4:37 PM | Reply

    He wants to start a war so people forget that he lost, he is just trying to hole on to power 👎

  14. Seeking Truth&Facts | November 17, 2020 at 4:43 PM | Reply

    Trump’s scorched earth policy. Little rich kid throwing a hissy fit.

  15. Trump just wants to throw an endless hissy fit because he knows he’s a loser !

  16. Trump is acting like an arsonist, trying to burn down the country that bankrupted him for the insurance.

  17. Scott Macpherson | November 17, 2020 at 4:51 PM | Reply

    He’s trying to ruin Biden not check Iran. ..he’s nuts has to be removed now

  18. Randy Ragsdale | November 17, 2020 at 5:10 PM | Reply

    Trump is the most dangerous commander-in-chief we’ve ever had.

  19. Pompeo is moving money around and should be watched carefully.

  20. Morris Stephens | November 17, 2020 at 6:22 PM | Reply

    Trump is deliberately trying to start a war doesn’t care about American soldiers lives are American citizens life

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