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2 April 2020

President Trump asserted that Iran was “very hard hit… with their economy, with their military and with, obviously, the [COVID-19] virus”. He also posited that “the Iranians love America. I think they’d love to be free”, going on to say that “we’re not looking for government takeover, government change… that doesn’t work”. Trump also indicated that the Iranians “haven’t even asked us” for our help, adding: “I have a moral responsibility to help them if they ask. If they – if they needed help, I would certainly consider different things”.

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