Speaking to reporters for CBS News and Fox News, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said that President Trump was "pushing us closer and closer to war with Iran" by withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal because "that nuclear agreement prevented war. And that's the danger of what the Trump administration is doing right now, pushing us closer and closer to war with Iran by ripping up that deal."
Was the U.S. drone strike okayed by President Trump that killed Qassem Soleimani, Iran's top military commander, a step even closer to war? Would the Congresswoman's prediction be proven true?
While TV networks argued about the possible results, the Drudge Report had big bold headlines declaring IT'S WAR! and Doomsday was the message flying around the Internet. It appeared the Democratic Presidential candidate's prognostications might be coming true before the world's eyes.
The next day, however, with an early morning press conference from President Trump, Matt Drudge shifted gears. The big bold letters said BACK FROM THE BRINK and TRUMP: LET'S MAKE A DEAL. The stock market went back up, and even though its wayward rocket retaliation had killed no one, Iran boasted it had only given the U.S. "a slap."
Gabbard then said during an intelligence briefing that Trump administration had "no justification whatsoever" to kill the Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani. Other Democrat lawmakers agreed, but Republican representative Mark Meadows of N. Carolina said a briefing the from CIA Director Gina Haspel provided information on an extensive number of attacks and planned attacks from Solemani and his QUDS for that showed the need for the military action was necessary.
On her Presidential campaign website, Gabbard, the first female combat veteran to run for president and the first female combat veteran elected to Congress, went well over a $1 million fundraising goal. Will she ever be President? That remains to be seen, but if a war with Iran ever happens and her prediction ever does come true, it might put her closer to the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue dream she harbors.