WASHINGTON, DC - President Trump is denying that sending tens of thousands of troops to the Middle East is his backup plan to deal with Iran.
Trump says the New York Times report that he is considering sending 120,000 troops to the Middle East to deal with Iran is wrong.
The US is investigating attacks on four foreign oil tankers amid intelligence that iran may be planning attacks on the us there.
A carrier group has been staged in the Persian Gulf in case there is a conflict.
Critics blame America's pullout from Iran's nuclear deal.
Getting the US and China back to the table on trade - there is no timeline for that.
President Trump calls it a small squabble.
Even Democrats are urging the president not to give in.