President Donald Trump was asked by reporters outside the White House about a New York Times report that said Trump was reviewing a military plan that would send as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack U.S. forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons.
Trump denied the report by saying he would send more U.S. troops than what the New York Times claimed:
I think it’s fake news. Okay? Now, would I do that? Absolutely. But we have not planned for that. Hopefully we’re not gonna have to plan for that. And if we did that we would send a hell of a lot more troops than that. But I think it’s just — where was that story, in The New York Times? Well, The New York Times is fake news.