Trump said he asked his generals, „I want to know something before you go. How many people would be killed, in this case Iranians?“
The generals said approximately 150 people would be killed, the president said.
„I thought about it for a second and I said, you know what, they shot down an unmanned drone, plane, whatever you want to call it, and here we are sitting with a 150 dead people that would have taken place probably within a half an hour after I said go ahead,“ Trump said. „And I didn’t like it, I didn’t think, I didn’t think it was proportionate.“