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Twitter reacts to President Donald Trump’s speech on Iran conflict

What did Trump say? Here’s a breakdown.

President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and military leaders, looks on. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and military leaders, looks on. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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President Donald Trump addressed the United States Wednesday morning in a speech about the ongoing conflict between the U.S. and Iran.

  • The speech came in reaction to Iran’s missile strike against a military base that held U.S. troops.
  • Trump said Americans should be “extremely grateful and happy” because there weren’t any casualties.
  • Trump said Iran “appears to be standing down.”
  • Trump: “Our great American forces are prepared for anything. Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world.”

Reaction: Social media offered a number of reactions to Trump’s speech. Read them below.