Washington 0
17 May 2019

Asked whether the U.S. and Iran were going to war, President Trump replied: "I hope not". The following day, Trump lamented that "the fake news media is hurting our country with its fraudulent and highly inaccurate coverage of Iran. It is scattershot, poorly sourced (made up), and dangerous. At least Iran doesn't know what to think, which at this point may very well be a good thing". He reiterated the point in a follow-up tweet shortly thereafter, contending that "with all of the fake and made up news out there, Iran can have no idea what is actually going on!" Foreign Minister Zarif retorted that "with the B-Team doing one thing and President Trump saying another thing, it is apparently the U.S. that 'doesn't know what to think'". "We in Iran have actually known what to think for millennia - and about the U.S., since 1953", Zarif added. "At this point, that is certainly 'a good thing!'" 

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