President Trump says Democrats would have leaked news of Soleimani strike to the media
Trump blasts Democrats during a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio for demanding advanced knowledge of the U.S. strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
In no-uncertain-terms, President Trump ripped the House Democrats’ nonbinding War Powers Resolution, which passed yesterday in a rebuke to the Soleimani strike. The president went on to suggest that Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and “Liddle’ pencil-neck” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, would have tipped off the media about the operation had they known about it.
“They’re saying, ‘You should get permission from Congress, you should come in and tell us what you want to do — you should come in and tell us so that we can call up the fake news that’s back there, and we can leak it,'” Trump said. “Lots of corruption back there.”
The president added that it would have been impractical to alert Congress, given the “split-second” nature of the decision to kill Soleimani.
Watch Trump’s comments in the video above.