Trump denies US involvement in Iranian launch pad explosion


MIKE: INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS SAY THEY WORRY PRESIDENT TRUMP MAY HAVE SHARED A CLASSIFIED SURVEILLANCE IMAGES WHEN HE TWEETED THIS PHOTO THAT APPEARS TO SHOW AN IRANIAN ROCKET EXPLODED ON A LAUNCH PAD. THE PRESIDENT IN THAT TWEET DISAVOWING ANY U.S. MEDDLING IN THE EXPLOSION. MEANWHILE TEHRAN HAS NOT PUBLICLY POINTED THE FINGER AT WASHINGTON, SAYING THE FAILURE TO LAUNCH WAS DUE TO A TECHNICAL ERROR. A FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT SENIOR ADVISOR WHO SERVED IN THE TRUMP AND GEORGE W. BUSH ADMINISTRATIONS ALSO SENIOR FELLOW AT THE CENTER FOR NATIONAL INTEREST AND AUTHOR OF “SMART POWER BETWEEN DIPLOMACY AND WAR”. CHRISTIAN, GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING. MIKE: WHAT’S YOUR REACTION TO THE IRANIAN ROCKET EXPLODING ON THE LAUNCH PAD AND THE PRESIDENT SHARING THE PHOTO BEING FULLY AWARE THAT HE HAS THE POWER TO DO SO?>>RIGHT, I DON’T KNOW IF THE DOCUMENT WAS CLASSIFIED OR NOT. WE HAVE BEEN COLLECTING OVERHEAD IMAGERY, WELL KNOWN HISTORICAL FACT SINCE 1959, THAT WAS THE CORONA PROGRAM THAT PUT SATELLITES OVER THE SOVIET UNION FOR THE FIRST TIME. THAT WAS FULLY DECLASSIFIED IN 1995, AND IF YOU GO BACK AND LOOK AT SORT OF MOVIES AND NONFICTION SINCE THE 90s, IT’S BEEN A WELL ESTABLISHED FACT. IT IS NOT NEWS TO ANYONE THAT WE’RE TAKING OVERHEAD IMAGERY OF IRAN AND OF COURSE THE PRESIDENT AS YOU MENTIONED HAS THE COMPLETE AUTHORITY TO DECLASSIFY ANYTHING HE WANTS. HE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE TO GO THROUGH A PROCESS TO DO IT. IT IS FROM HIS CONSTITUTIONAL POWER TO SUPERVISE THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH. THE NATIONAL SECURITY BUREAUCRACY, IF THEY THINK OTHERWISE, THAT’S THEIR PROBLEM. AS FAR AS THE ISSUE AT HAND, IRAN LAUNCHING A SUPPOSED SATELLITE SPACE LAUNCH VEHICLE, THAT IS VERY ALARMING. THAT’S THE PATH NORTH KOREA TOOK TO GET AN INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE AND EVEN A FAILURE, EVEN ONES THAT ONLY LASTS A COUPLE OF SECONDS PRODUCES VERY VALUABLE INFORMATION WITH WHICH YOU USE TO PERFECT YOUR ROCKET. THIS IS ALARMING IN THAT SENSE. MIKE: UNITED STATES WAS PUBLIC ABOUT CYBERATTACK, THE REVOLUTIONARY GUARD USED TO ATTACK OIL TANKERS, IS THAT A SMART WAY TO SEND A SERIOUS MESSAGE TO THE REGIME WITHOUT ANY BLOODSHED?>>YEAH, I THINK THE USE OF CYBER WARFARE, AT WHICH WE HAVE BEEN GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER CAPABILITIES AND OF COURSE IT’S SORT OF AGAIN WIDELY KNOWN AND WAS LEAKED UNFORTUNATELY TO THE PUBLIC THAT WE USED CYBER — WE IN ISRAEL USED CYBER TOOLS TO DISABLE PART OF IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. THAT IS A USEFUL TOOL. IT CAN’T BE THE ONLY TOOL, THOUGH. MUST ALSO HAVE SORT OF REAL LIFE DETERRENCE WITH MILITARY FORCES. MIKE: ON NORTH KOREA, THERE WERE SOME HIGH-PROFILE FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND LEADER KIM JONG-UN, EVEN A HISTORIC ONE IN THE DMZ. THE NORTH KOREANS ARE NOW SAYING THE HOPES FOR MORE TALKS ARE FADING. YOUR THOUGHTS?>>YOU KNOW, THAT’S SORT OF CONSISTENT WITH WHAT THEY DO WITH MESSAGING. THEY DON’T SAY NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT, BUT THEY WILL SAY NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT THE SECRETARY OF STATE OR NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. I THINK WE’RE IN A GOOD PLACE WITH NORTH KOREA. IT SEEMS THE PROGRESS ONLY OCCURS WHEN THE TWO LEADERS GET TOGETHER, WHEN IT GOES BELOW THAT LEVEL, THERE REALLY AREN’T FUNCTIONING WORKING GROUPS WHICH IS A SHAME, BUT AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT TESTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS OR LONG RANGE BALLISTIC MISSILES MUCH BETTER THAN WE WERE IN THE PREVIOUS TWO OR THREE ADMINISTRATIONS. MIKE: IS THAT A SIGN THAT SECRETARY OF STATE POMPEO IS GETTING UNDER THEIR SKIN? THE FACT HE IS HOLDING FIRM AND THEY SEEM IRRITATED BY IT?>>THEY ARE EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO ANY SORT OF CRITICISM, AND I THINK SECRETARY POMPEO IS JUST STATING THE TRUTH. SO THAT IS WHAT IT IS. IT IS ALWAYS INTERESTING TO SEE THE COLORFUL INSULTS THAT COME BACK FROM THE KOREA CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT NORTH

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  1. TRUMPS GOLF TAB TO TAXPAYERS:
    (Was he elected to play golf?)

    $109,000,000 cost to taxpayers including today's play.

    Days Trump has spent at Mar a Lago:
    91
    Cost of flights to Mar a Lago (24 so far):*
    ~$47,288,000
    Days Trump has spent at Bedminster:
    75
    Cost of flights to Bedminster (23 so far):*
    ~$18,375,500
    Trump has visited his clubs once every this many days since his inauguration:
    4.5

  2. Everyone reads more into things, than they should. Sometimes it is, just as it seems. I know it is hard to believe. Wow at all the drama.

  3. Trump lies like there is no tomorrow, so even if it is true, I just dont believe anything that comes out of his mouth.

  4. Why would he deny it?? Didn't he mock Obama for telegraphing U.S. intentions in Syria? The Iranians know what happened. Let everyone else think what they want.

  5. you know that your media is fake when it looks like the parody that Starship Troopers was portraying. Watch Starship Troopers and tell me the news segments meant as a joke doesn't remind you of Fox News

  6. Aaww their only stupid launch pad blown up by their own dumb small brain aaaww poor wittle babies they are soo hurted

  7. LMAO As youtube put a video on my recommended before this about "How did the US sabotage Irans nuclear production with a virus."

  8. What kind of anchorman is this?… what are you trying to say or bring out from the interview?
    You are full of evil intentions-trying to start a war?!🙁

    Thank you the other guy for stating facts…

  9. "Classified surveillance footage"
    "We didn't cause this explosion we apparently went quite out of our way to capture and did not want to have released to the public"
    Great duck, epic cover, incredible, Fox.

  10. Go figure he'd deny involvement..it didn't succeed…if it had he'd still deny..
    And how many lies has he been caught saying again?

    Same way terrorists have America weapons but we must stop them

  11. The issue is they were able to identify which satellite was used, as well as the capabilities of the satellite. There was absolutely no need to do this…

  12. While our country is getting destroyed by an idiot, and American terrorists are killing americans, and Fox entertainment is used as a news source for some idiots…only in America

  13. Mr President, that is fantastic that you have been given quality photos to share. This justifies spending more money on new tech for the US military. Now we need a settlement date for the deal with China so that we can move to other matters like Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela. Great job Mr President.

  14. My wife says that the President is only naming and shaming ! The Iranians some how think that they are being hard done to, by not getting all the money from America. Poor Iran, not enough money, to feed the sleeper cells. And they took money, from a country they hated !

  15. If the national security bureaucracy thinks trump releasing classified information isn’t just “their problem”, its all of our problem. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  16. Dems & Progressives just go OUT AND vote in Nov 2020!! Getting riled up about Trump does no good if you don't vote next yr!!

    Vote Blue no matter who don't get upset if the candidate is Sanders or Warren just vote Blue. If you don't vote Blue Trump wins again!!!

  17. Good a place as any to mention this. Trump has allowed that oil tanker in the Mediterranean to proceed to Syria unmolested. He totally backed down on this. The ship should have been boarded and seized. Trump has got to back up his rhetoric with actions. Instead, he caved, and now the Syrians have the oil.

  18. I doubt President Trump went over to Iran and took this picture. The main-slime-media outlets are soooooooooooooo delusional.

  19. Brilliant job of compromising U.S. intelligence gathering capabilities…. another blunder from Cadet Bone Spurs ….what a freaking IDIOT…

  20. its not trumps fault that Iranians are shitty engineers if they really want good tech they should become a puppet of america again

  21. All you need to know is Trump sucks. Pence went to Ireland for a meeting, and stayed 180 miles away from the meeting in Trump's failing golf course there. Fleecing the taxpayers, that's Donald Trump.

  22. It has been very hot in CA The weather is changing! I never seem it like this before. And also the Huracans in Puerto Rico, Las Bahamas, Florida. A lot of rainning in Guatemala and Honduras. Couple of days ago, my Friend from Guatemala sent me a message that she was afraid. I told her not to be afraid just lay down and pray and read Psalm 23 Also Genesis 8:22 It says, as long as the earth remains: Summer, Winter, Fall & Spring never cease. In Guatemala the weather is beautiful. Is like Spring time all year aroung. But Guatemalan people went to different weather changes. It is amazing how my Families survived They went to one nature disaster one after another for many years. Also the Volcano Eruption in 2018 We don't know what the future holds for us. But we know who holds the future.

  23. In his taunting of Iran, the trump revealed classified information. Amateurs have been able to figure out it was satellite USA-224 and they have now been able to exactly pinpoint when and where it is at all times.

    trump has foolishly given up valuable intelligence gathering information to all of America's enemies. It's not going to take even novice counterintelligence officers long to figure out how to completely neutralize the U.S. spy satellites.

  24. Oops it happens President Trump For Office 2020 USA Amen Let's Continue to Building the Wall and Secure Ower Borders USA Let's get the Bill Over Turned that Jerry Brown signed letting Llegal Aliens Vote in California under no circumstances should any one except United States Of America citizens should be Able too Vote in the United States Of America USA In Jesus Name USA Good Day Let's continue to Drain the Swamp In Jesus Name Amen Thank You

  25. Glad the President hasn't shown the Space Modulator yet ….. Just a little tweet to tickle the Iranians feet ….. Hillary voters disapprove , so now we know why she did not make the grade….

  26. Thats right
    Usa must cleared out itself from further esclations with iranian regime
    Its know very well not to play with fire and fury

  27. Wow spying on Tehran!! Shame on the wicked Americans. You time of operation is coming to an end. The earth is about to be Purge

  28. Since when is intelligence worried about the president leaking classified material? I don’t recall them being concerned about Comey’s leaking of classified info.

  29. regime is CIA puppet,this is just shitty game trump and Iranian regime playing.shitty regime will rule Iran another 40 years .Iran is money maker for USA.

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