TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_He made the comment at a press conference Monday as the US presence in the Middle East continued to destabilize the region.
“We spent 8 trillion dollars in the Middle East, that’s with a “t”,... eight trillion. But if you need to fill a pothole, oh, we can’t do that. How stupid have we been, just stupid!”
Ever since assuming office, Trump has been raising tensions in the region, in part by adopting an anti-Iran approach.
Trump unilaterally pulled the US out of a multilateral deal with Iran and ordered the assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani.
The US maintains a military presence in the Persian Gulf, backs dictatorships such as Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, while sparing no efforts to destabilize resource-rich nations such as Iraq.