At a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio, President Trump blasted Congressional Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, saying that they would have tipped off the media about the operation to take out Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.
“They’re so pathetic,” Trump said about Pelosi and Schiff. “So they want us to call them. Now Schiff is a big leaker, you know. He leaks to crazy CNN. See with a little red light on. Not too many people are watching CNN. But he leaks.”
Trump went on to say about Schiff, “So he’ll say, you know, ‘Off the record. I got to hurry up because everyone’s watching me in the hallway on my cell phone, off the record. They’ve got the number one terrorist in the world, Soleimani. And they’re going to get him. They’re going to take him out in the next 10 minutes. Please don’t tell anybody I told you.’”
The President added that it would have been impractical to inform Congress before the strike to terminate Soleimani due to the ‘split-second’ nature of the decision.
Trump said he had to act swiftly during the attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and overruled a military commander who wanted to wait to respond until the next day.
Many experts agree that President Trump’s swift actions saved countless American lives.
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