Late Night with Seth Meyers took a closer look at President Trump’s history of comments on war with Iran.
If you believe many pundits and politicians, it is difficult to know exactly where President Donald Trump stands on several issues. According to Late Night with Seth Meyers that is certainly the case when it comes to a potential conflict with Iran.
There have been instances in the past where tension between the U.S. and Iran appeared ready to escalate. But President Trump’s hesitation to enter a war was one of the few times he received praise from his late night critics.
However, it didn’t take long for Trump to reverse course on Iran. You may remember his Twitter threats claiming that the U.S. was “cocked and loaded” for any attack from Iran. It left many people confused about where exactly Trump stood on Iran and how much influence his advisers had on that position.
We could be in a similar situation following an attack on a Saudi oil field. With the attack possibly having originated in Iran, it reignites the possibility for conflict. To understand what Trump may be thinking, Seth Meyers took a closer look.
Meyers shows how the Trump administration can contradict itself only to blame the inconsistencies on “fake news.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said just last week that Trump was willing to meet with the Iranian president without any preconditions. When the news reported that, Trump called it fake.
Meyers uses this clip to point out how difficult it is to know Trump’ stance on any one issue. It is clear that there is a disconnect between what he says privately and what he tweets publicly. That can be confusing not only for ordinary citizens but foreign leaders, too.
According to Meyers, what is clear is President Trump’s relationship with Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad bin Salman. Trump has already sold billions of dollars worth of weapons to MBS. That relationship seemingly has Trump ready to go to war with Iran if Saudi Arabia tells him as much.
The financial ties between Trump and Saudi Arabia could make up their own segment of “A Closer Look.” Meyers only gives a brief overview here to instead focus on what has always been his stance on the Trump administration: it lies all the time.
This story is just getting started and when (or if) more details get out, President Donald Trump will have to make his position clear. No matter what he says, Late Night with Seth Meyers will be eager to take a closer look…as usual.