President Donald Trump is being hammered online for saying that “all is well” after Iran fired missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house U.S. troops and coalition personnel.
All is well! Trump tweeted Tuesday night. “Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq,” he added.
“Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning,” he concluded.
The tweet marked the president’s first comments since news reports emerged that Iran had claimed responsibility for the attack on the bases in Iraq.
The Pentagon said that Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces stationed at the Al-Assad and Irbil military bases in Iraq on Tuesday night.
It is not yet clear how the Trump administration will respond to the latest escalation.
The president’s Tweet triggered an avalanche of negative comments:
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020
Our troops are getting bombed solely because you acted recklessly in order to distract from your rampant criminality, and then rage-tweeted us into an unnecessary conflict.
But sure, "All is well."
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) January 8, 2020
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) January 8, 2020
No, we do not love him. He is a disgrace. pic.twitter.com/yHlqCeuaUY
— Joyce (@PoeticMess) January 8, 2020
do you have any idea just how in over your head you are? no you don't, and that's the problem
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) January 8, 2020
This is a wholly irresponsible statement. You actually have no idea what you have done nor the impact on the entire region. Your reckless actions are deeply concerning to anyone with a modicum of acumen in this area. Do not escalate this already acutely volatile situation.
— Victoria Brownworth #NoWarOnIran (@VABVOX) January 8, 2020
The GOP has given us the last two wars: Iraq (based on a lie) and Afghanistan.
The GOP wants to send your children and grandchildren to the front lines to die so their wealthy donors can profit off war and oil.
If you want more wars, vote Republican in 2020-it's that simple.
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) January 8, 2020
Powerful words from the last WW1 veteran pic.twitter.com/Kl5VvDWynH
— I luv being Teamster (@JimKilbane) January 8, 2020
Only a complete psychopath could declare "all is well" with missiles fired at US troops because YOU aren't man enough to face your own Impeachment without using our soldiers as distraction bait.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) January 8, 2020