As part of the continuing saga of the evolving "truth" behind American troop injuries as a result of the Jan.8 Iranian ballistic missile attack on Ain al-Asad Air Base in Iraq, which by the Pentagon's (seemingly weekly) changing count now remains at 109 soldiers diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), President Trump has weighed in on the controversy.
In an interview with Fox Business early this week, the president doubled down on the remarks he made last month at the World Economic Forum in Davos, when he dismissed the injuries as mere "headaches" which ultimately were "not very serious". Anger among veterans groups has grown, given reported injuries went from 0 to 11 to 34 to 64 to over a hundred within only about a month. This has put the president a bit more in the hot seat over the dismissive remarks. He was pressed by Fox's Trish Regan, and Trump responded:
"I don't think [the Iranians] were looking to do too much damage, because they knew what the consequences were going to be," Trump said. "I saw the missiles. We saw them going... They landed in a way that they didn't hit anybody."

He said that in not ordering a military response from that point, he "stopped something that would have been very devastating for" the Iranians.
"And then a couple of weeks later I started hearing about people having to do with trauma," Trump said, addressing the evolving casualty count. "Head trauma - that exists. But, you know, I viewed it a little bit differently than most, and I won't be changing my mind on that."
The president was also likely directing his remarks against the direct criticism of The Veterans of Foreign Wars, which previously said in a statement that it "expects an apology from the president to our service men and women for his misguided remarks."

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