George Conway on Trump's handling of Iran: 'To say this is amateur hour would defame amateurs'

George Conway on Friday blasted President Trump’s handling of a canceled strike on Iran, tweeting, “to say this is amateur hour would defame amateurs.” 

George Conway, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s husband, preceded the comment by asking: “Trump didn’t realize UNTIL TEN MINUTES BEFOREHAND that a planned airstrike would kill over a hundred people and would therefore be grossly disproportionate to the loss of a UAV?” 

About an hour prior, Trump had tweeted an explanation for backing away from the strike after Iran’s downing of a U.S. drone.

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“On Monday they shot down an unmanned drone flying in International Waters,” Trump wrote. “We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone.”

However, inside sources have reportedly said Trump had been informed of the potential number of casualties and still gave the initial go-ahead for the retaliation, leading to speculation about why exactly the strike was called off. 

George Conway, a frequent critic of the president, has since declared that “Trump lied,” calling him “pathetic” and “unfit” and urged him to resign. 

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