President Trump addressed the nation from the White House Wednesday morning less than 24-hours after Iran launched more than a dozen missiles at al-Asad airbase in Iraq. As he spoke Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and the Joint Chiefs of Staff stood behind him.
“As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon,” President Trump said at the start of his remarks. “The missiles fired last night at us and our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the last administration.”
“Our great American forces are prepared for anything. Iran appears to be standing down,” he continued, reporting no casualties from the attack. “The United States will immediately impose additional punishing economic sanctions on the Iranian regime.”
President @realDonaldTrump: "No Americans were harmed in last night's attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties. All of our soldiers are safe…No American or Iraqi lives were lost…" pic.twitter.com/WnveFAisgt
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President Trump called on European allies and China to abandon the Iranian nuclear agreement once and for all. He went after the Obama administration, slammed appeasement of the regime and repeatedly noted Iran’s violent behavior.
“Those days are over. Iran has been the leading sponsor of terror and their pursuit of nuclear weapons threatens the civilized world,” he said. “They chanted death to America the day it [JCPOA] was signed.”
On the killing of Iranian terror leader Qassem Soleimani, President Trump justified the strike and said, “He should have been terminated long ago.”
“The US is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it,” he said.
Democrats can now show if they support world peace or their continued political divisiveness and self interests. I hope they surprise me.
@Deplorable Me: Don’t hold your breath
@Deplorable Me: There is a chance of snow in hell too.