From: Rob Crilly
Date: June 20, 2019 at 12:58:03 PM EDT
Subject: White House Pool Report #6 - Oval - Iran "a new wrinkle"
Final question - POTUS was asked if he was being pushed to war by his advisers. Ended like a pro with kicker quote
"No no not at all. In fact in many cases it's the opposite.
"But I will say, look, I said I want to get out of these endless wars, I campaigned on that, I want to get out... We've been in Afghanistan for 19 years. As you know we've reduced very substantially in Afghanistan.
"We beat the Caliphate. We took back the 100 percent of the Caliphate. At 99 percent, Justin, I said we're going to get out we're going to start peeling back and everybody went crazy because it was 99, and so I said all right, so we'll finish it up. So we got 100 per cent. And we're pulling that back out of Syria. We're pulling a lot of people back.
"But this is a new wrinkle, a new fly in the ointment what happened, shooting down a drone. And this country will not stand for it, that I can tell you."
White House correspondent