AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false assurance about troops in Iraq
January 24, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, President Donald Trump stated inaccurately that no U.S. troops were injured in the Iranian missile attack against them in Iraq. Then he prematurely minimized those injuries as doctors tried to determine how severe they were.
On Friday, the Pentagon said that in fact, 34 troops suffered traumatic brain injuries in the attack and half remain under medical observation in Germany or back in the U.S. more than two weeks later.
TRUMP, Jan. 8: "Good morning. I'm pleased to inform you: The American people should be extremely grateful and happy no Americans were harme...