President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper have very different views on whether U.S. embassies were facing imminent threat when Trump ordered a drone strike killing Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
Esper went on CBS’ Face the Nation Sunday and admitted he “didn’t see” any concrete evidence that American embassies were facing a possible threat from Iran, raising questions about statements Trump made last week on Fox News, claiming attacks were being planned targeting “four embassies.”
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Stephen Colbert took aim at the Trump administration tonight on the CBS Late Show for its shifting stories on Iran.
“Wow. The Trump administration, they’re like a couple who doesn’t coordinate their lie before leaving a party,” Colbert quipped, before imitating an imaginary couple. “‘Well, we gotta head out. Babysitter called. What’s that? My wife said our embassies are under threat? Yes. They were threatened by the babysitter. She’s a maniac.'”
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 14, 2020
Colbert then read a tweet from this morning, when Trump insisted he and Esper are on the same page. Trump claimed the “fake news media” and Democrats are to blame for the confusion.
Problem is, Trump mixed up eminent and imminent, prompting Colbert to pounce.
Trump later replaced the “eminent” tweet with one saying “imminent.”
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