Kellyanne Conway Denies Trump Said He Would Target Iranian Cultural Sites
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway denied that President Donald Trump made threats to target 52 Iranian cultural sites if Tehran retaliated following the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
In a press conference, Conway said: “[Trump] didn’t say he’s targeting cultural sites. He said that he was openly asking the question why in the world they’re allowed to main people, put out roadside bombs, kill our people, torture our people … he said that they identified 52 sites.”
Yet, Trump tweeted on Saturday and explicitly said that the cultural targets would “BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD” if Iran took action against the U.S.
President Trump dug in and defended his comments after his Saturday tweets sparked massive debate over their legality.