Foreign policy expert Ian Bremmer on Wednesday said that the exchange of hostilities between the U.S. and Iran has been “a win” for President Trump, and that Tehran is weaker now compared with when Trump took office.
“There’s no mission accomplished moment, God forbid. No one should be taking victory laps here,” Bremmer told CNN. “But this is a win for Trump. And it’s clear that it is.”
Bremmer, who is president of the Eurasia Group, a research and consulting firm, argued that “Iran is weaker today than it was when Trump became president.” He said that was evident in Tehran’s retaliatory stroke on Tuesday night.
I’m far from a Trump supporter.
But impossible not to call Iran outcome a win for US president and a big opportunity going forward.
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) January 8, 2020