Top Senate Democrat Says He Is Worried Trump Will ‘Bumble’ into War

FILE PHOTO: Chuck Schumer (D-NY. REUTERS/Joshua

WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) – The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Thursday he was worried that President Donald Trump may “bumble” into a war with Iran and he said there needed to be an open debate and a congressional decision on funding before any military operation was launched.

“I told the president that these conflicts have a way of escalating,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters after meeting with top administration officials at the White House. “The president may not intend to go to war here, but we’re worried that he and the administration may bumble into a war.”

(Reporting by Richard Cowan and Makini Brice; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)