President Donald Trump railed against what he called “the military-industrial complex” when asked about potential conflict with Iran during an interview with Steve Hilton of Fox News Channel Sunday.
Secret Empires: How th... Best Price: $9.41 Buy New $14.90 (as of 10:05 EST - Details) “Well, I’m the one that talks about these wars that are 19 years, and people are just there, and don’t kid yourself, you do have a military-industrial complex. They do like war. You know, in Syria, with the caliphate, so I wipe out 100 percent of the caliphate. … I said I want to bring our troops back home. The place went crazy. You have people here in Washington, they never want to leave,” Trump said.
“I said, you know what I’ll do, I’ll leave a couple hundred soldiers behind, but if it was up to them, they‘d bring thousands of soldiers in. Someday people will explain it, but you do have a group, and they call it the military-industrial complex. They never want to leave. Theyalways want to fight,” he continued.
“No. I don’t want to fight, but you do have situations like Iran. You can’t let them haven nuclear weapons. You just can’t let that happen,” Trump concluded.
Trump’s discussion of Iran during the interview marked a different tone from a tweet he had sent earlier on Sunday.