Kevin McCarthy: Trump has a long-term game plan on Iran

Kevin McCarthy: Trump has a long-term game plan on Iran

August 16, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


BRIAN: BACK WITH A FOX NEWS ALERT. PRESIDENT TRUMP GIVING IRAN AN ULTIMATUM, CALLING OFF STRIKES AGAINST THE REGIME IN EXCHANGE FOR NEGOTIATING TALKS. THAT IS ACCORDING ONE REPORT. OUR NEXT GUEST WAS IN THE SITUATION ROOM WITH THE PRESIDENT, HOUSE MINORITY LEADER KEVIN McCARTHY, NOT ONLY THAT PERSONAL FRIEND WITH THE PRESIDENT. YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO KEEP EVERYTHING INSIDE STAYS INSIDE, I GET IT, WHAT CAN YOU TELL YOUR VIEWERS WHAT TOOK PLACE OR DIDN’T TAKE PLACE LAST NIGHT?>>I THINK IT WAS A VERY GOOD MEETING T WAS DIFFERENT FROM THE PAST. PRESIDENT BROUGHT BOTH SIDES IN AND SHOWED INFORMATION, ASK ANY QUESTION YOU HAVE. PRESIDENT HAS AMAZING TEAM WITH JOINT CHIEFS AND MIKE POMPEO IS THE SECRETARY OF STATE. REMEMBER MIKE POMPEO GRADUATED FROM WEST POINT, GRADUATED NUMBER ONE IN HIS CLASS. THE PRESIDENT IS VERY CLEAR WHAT HE WANTS TO ACHIEVE WITH IRAN. TO NEVER ALLOW THEM TO HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPON. THIS AGREEMENT EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT OBAMA AGREED TO, GUARRANTIES THEM A NUCLEAR WEAPON IN SEVERAL YEARS, THE PRESIDENT SAID THIS CANNOT STAND SHOOTING DOWN AN AMERICAN AIRPLANE. HE IS VERY CLEAR THERE WILL BE ACTION. WHAT THE IS PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DO ACHIEVE SOMETHING. REMEMBER WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS DONE. HE REBUILT OUR MILITARY. STRUCK IN SYRIA. HE HAS BEEN VERY STRONG AGAINST RUSSIA WITH THE SANCTIONS AND OTHERS. HE HAS A LONG TERM GAMEPLAN HERE. IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU HAVE TO ACT WITHIN A FEW HOURS, BUT THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DO IS ACHIEVE SOMETHING VERY LARGE. BRIAN: UNDERSTOOD. CHUCK SCHUMER ALSO IN THE ROOM. HE SAYS THE PRESIDENT MAY NOT INTEND TO GO TO WAR BUT WE’RE WORRIED THAT HE AND ADMINISTRATION MAY FUMBLE INTO WAR. DOES IT SOUND LIKE THE ADMINISTRATION WAS FUMBLING IN THE SITUATION ROOM.>>NOT AT ALL. IRAN GOES AND BOMBS TANKERS. IT WAS AMERICAN INTEL THAT ACTUALLY SHOWED THAT HAPPENING TO THE REST OF THE WORLD. THEY KNOW THIS INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY EVERYTHING THAT IS TRANSPIRING. THEY HAVE DONE A VERY GOOD JOB ALL THE WAY THROUGH HERE. I THINK THE INSTANCE OF WHAT I SAW YESTERDAY, THEY ARE WELL-PREPARED. THEY ARE COMPOSED OF WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO. IT WILL BE MEASURED. ALL WITHIN THE BASIS OF GETTING THE ULTIMATE GOAL THAT IRAN CAN NEVER ACHIEVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON. BRIAN: CONGRESSMAN, IF WE WERE, DID HAVE PLANES IN THE AIR AND SHIPS IN PLACE AND WE DID HAVE AN ATTACK GOING, WOULD YOU HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF IT? I’M REFERRING TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES” STORY.>>NORMALLY I GET A PHONE CALL MAYBE RIGHT BEFORE, RIGHT AFTER, AND I THINK WHAT YOU’RE SEEING WITH THIS PRESIDENT, HE HAS A GOAL TO ACHIEVE. I WILL NOT JUDGE HIM ON THE BASIS OF SOMETHING SHORT LIKE THIS, BECAUSE THINK ABOUT WHAT HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO ACHIEVE. HE WAS SITTING WITH PRESIDENT XI OF CHINA WHEN — MISSILES FLYING INTO SYRIA. HE UNDERSTANDS WHAT HE IS DOING. I WILL NOT SECOND-GUESS HIM. HE HAS A LONG-TERM PLAN THAT IS DIFFERENT. HE IS NOT OVERREACTING. IT WILL BE MEASURED. IT WILL ACHIEVE A GOAL. BRIAN: KNOWS WHAT IT IS LIKE — THERE IS PRICE TO PAY FOR WAR. ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL SAYS THEY’RE 100% CERTAIN THE DRONE