According to a New York Times report Monday, the Trump administration is considering sending up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East in case Iran attacks American forces and to keep tabs on any development of nuclear weapons.

Although President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that the Times story was “fake news,” he added that he would “absolutely” consider such a plan.

“Now would I do that? Absolutely. But we have not planned for that,” Trump said. “Hopefully, we’re not going to have to plan for that, and if we did that, we’d send a hell of a lot more troops than that.”

On Tuesday’s radio program, Glenn Beck speculated about the strategy behind Trump’s ambiguous messaging when it comes to the possibility of military conflict with Iran.

“I think Donald Trump is the president, when it comes to foreign affairs, he’s the president that I’ve always wanted to have. I’ve always said the president needs to have like a twitchy eye — not with our allies and not with us … but the bad actors in the world should look at our president and say, ‘You know, he’s just crazy enough he just might do that.’ I think that works to our favor.”

Listen to the discussion below:

Trump’s twitchy eye could help hold off war with Iran

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