Trump vows to shoot Iranian ships ‘out of the water’ over rude gesture
- Donald Trump threatened act of war at rally in Pensacola, Florida on Friday
- There have been four confrontations between US and Iranian ships in the Persian Gulf in the past month, the last of which occurred on Sunday
- He called Hillary Clinton ‘unstable’, accusing her of being ‘trigger-happy’
- Trump laid out multi-billion dollar plan to bolster the military this week
Donald Trump riled up his supporters in Florida on Friday, saying Iranian ships harassing the US Navy would be ‘shot out of the water’ under his presidency.
‘With Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats and they make gestures at our people that they shouldn’t be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water,’ Trump said.
Last weekend, an Iranian boat came within 100 yards of a US coastal patrol ship in the Persian Gulf, forcing the USS Firebolt to maneuver out of the way in the fourth confrontation in the past month.
While Trump has tried to soften his tone and stick to teleprompters in the three weeks after his campaign shake-up, Friday’s rally showed signs he was reverting to his controversial ways.
His incendiary comment, which would most likely catapult the country in a war if it was carried out, came
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