Trump reponds to Baghdad embassy protest
02 January 2020 | 6:50 am
US President Donald Trump responds while attending a New Year's eve party at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida after pro-Iran demonstrators stormed the US embassy compound in Baghdad.
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