Trump Rips Media For Exposing His Lies After Solemani Assassination: ‘It Doesn’t Matter If He Posed An Imminent Threat’
After being caught lying as he tried to justify his decision to order a strike killed of Iranian commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani, President Donald Trump on Monday attacked the “fake news” media for exposing him and claimed that it didn’t matter if Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani posed an imminent threat to the United States because of his “horrible past.”
Trump also asserted that his national security team agreed on the imminent threat posed by Soleimani that led to a decision to kill him. He made this assertion despite remarks from Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday that undercut the Trump’s claim that the Iranian general was planning to target four American embassies before a U.S. drone strike killed him in Baghdad on Jan. 3.
“The Fake News Media and their Democrat Partners are working hard to determine whether or not the future attack by terrorist Soleimani was ‘eminent’ or not, & was my team in agreement,” Trump tweeted Monday morning.
“The answer to both is a strong YES., but it doesn’t really matter because of his horrible past!” the president continued.
Trump’s tweets marked an effort to defend the decision to strike Soleimani — who commanded Iran’s Quds Force, a designated terrorist organization – after days of scrutiny about the intelligence underlying the decision to authorize the strike against him.
The Fake News Media and their Democrat Partners are working hard to determine whether or not the future attack by terrorist Soleimani was “imminent” or not, & was my team in agreement. The answer to both is a strong YES., but it doesn’t really matter because of his horrible past!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2020