Order To Attack Iran Came Minutes After Fox Story

Media Matters reports:

President Donald Trump, apparently responding to a Fox & Friends report, tweeted Wednesday morning that he had ordered the U.S. Navy to “destroy any and all Iranian gunboats” if they “harass” U.S. ships.

Fox & Friends ran a series of reports Wednesday morning about Iran launching its first military satellite into orbit.

Those reports also referenced an April 15 incident in which 11 Iranian military vessels “repeatedly conducted dangerous and harassing approaches” to U.S. Navy ships in international waters in the Persian Gulf, according to a Navy press release.