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What Was Trump Thinking? His Confidant Explains

Clip: 01/08/2020 | 2m 12s Video has closed captioning.

Iran standing down – those are the words of President Trump as he addressed the nation in the wake of Iranian attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq. The belief in the administration seems to be that Iran chose to send a message rather than take action that would have provoked a substantial U.S. military response. David Urban, a close confidant of the president, joins the show to explain Trump's thinking.

Aired: 01/08/20

Rating: NR

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