Donald Trump continued with his trend of rhetorical vitriol over the surprise assassination of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani by the US.
Trump’s latest contention is that it does not matter whether or not Soleimani posed any immediate threat to American interests. He added that the alleged bloody past of the Iranian was proof enough to justify the high handed attack that was engineered at the behest of the POTUS.
WHAT DID DONALD TRUMP SAY?
Donald Trump began his latest rant by attacking his favourite target – the media.
“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, and 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 Trump’s latest comments come in the backdrop of a series of scathing attacks that he made on the Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Through his twitter account, he shared a fake photoshopped image of Nancy Pelosi wearing a hijab!
WHY ARE DONALD TRUMP’S COMMENTS FACING CONTROVERSY?
The American government’s shifting goalposts in relation to the Soleimani assassination are leading to a massive loss of face. In fact, the US defence secretary Mark Esper contradicted Trump’s statement. Esper said that there was no specific piece of evidence that could link Soleimani to an immediate threat.
This coupled with massive protests in Iran and the Muslim world have again brought America’s alleged bullying to the forefront. The ghosts of Iraq still haunt many. The world can testify to the fact that it does not need another massive war. Let’s hope that all the concerned powers exercise restraint and decide that discretion is the better part of valour.