President Trump denied a recent New York Times report that the Pentagon was planning to deploy over 120,000 troops to the Middle East to counter Iranian threats throughout the region; labeling the article “fake news. “
“I think it’s fake news, OK? Now, would I do that? Absolutely. But we have not planned for that. Hopefully we’re not going to have to plan for that. And if we did that, we’d send a hell of a lot more troops than that,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
The Times initially reported the White House was planning the deployment in response to Iran’s plot to attack US targets throughout the region.