Trump spoke to the press at the White House this week about the termination of Qasem Soleimani.
He explained the reasoning when asked by reporters, offering multiple points.
FOX News has details:
Trump says Soleimani strike saved lives, dials back threat on cultural sites
President Trump defended on Tuesday the U.S. drone strike in Iraq that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani – arguing that it “saved lives” – while also appearing to walk back his controversial threat to target cultural sites in Iran if the Islamic republic retaliated for the attack.
Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that his decision saved American lives and that members of Congress will be briefed on the reasons for the U.S. attack.
“We saved a lot of lives,” Trump said. “They were planning something.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it was clear that Soleimani was continuing his efforts to build a network of activities “that were going to lead potentially to the death of many more Americans.”
Trump also noted that he was “okay with” with following the international law prohibiting the destruction of cultural sites, but he also expressed skepticism about the rule and questioned why Iran is “allowed to blow up everything that we have and there’s nothing that stops them.”
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Democrats are twisting themselves into knots, trying to find fault with this.
The reality is that Soleimani should have been dealt with long before now.
He was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American soldiers and the maiming of many more through the use of IEDs.
Trump has succeeded where past administrations have failed.