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President Trump is standing by his decision to go boldly where no president before him had dared go and take out longtime Iranian terrorist Qaesem Soleimani for good.
In a surprise call to the Rush Limbaugh show, Trump explained,
“This should have been done for the last 15-20 years. Him in particular. He was their real military leader. He’s a terrorist. He was designated as a terrorist by Obama, and then Obama did nothing about it.”
The president went on to criticize Obama’s inaction further,
“I think that the Obama administration was just letting them get away with murder, in the true sense, murder.”
He also took a hit at mainstream media’s portrayal of Soleimani, whom he made clear “was a terrorist, you know, they don’t want to call him a terrorist. Now the Democrats are trying to make him sound like he was this wonderful human being.”
Check it out:
Listen to Trump's interview on Rush Limbaugh here:
Breitbart has more to say:
President Donald Trump defended his decision to take out Iran Gen. Qasem Soleimani on Monday, in a surprise call to conservative talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh’s show.
Trump argued that both former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama should have eliminated Soleimani a long time ago, calling the Iranian general a “terrorist.”
“This should have been done for the last 15-20 years,” Trump said. “Him in particular. He was their real military leader. He’s a terrorist. He was designated as a terrorist by Obama, and then Obama did nothing about it.”
Trump noted that Soleimani was responsible for providing IEDs and anti-tank bombs to terrorists to help them target American troops in the Middle East.
“Much of that stuff was made in Iran. He should have been taken out a long time ago,” Trump said. “And we had a shot at him and we took him out, and we’re a lot safer now because of it.”
The president reassured Americans that he did the right thing and suggested that Iran would think twice before attacking American targets in the future.
“We’ll see what happens. We’ll see what the response is, if any,” he said. “But you’ve seen what I’ve said our response would be.”
Trump again criticized Obama for his “appeasement” with Iran, giving the government of Iran billions of dollars as part of the nuclear deal.
“I think that the Obama administration was just letting them get away with murder, in the true sense, murder,” he said.
The Washington Examiner added:
President Trump ripped former President Barack Obama during an appearance on Rush Limbaugh's talk show, telling the longtime radio host that "we're a lot safer now" that he's in the Oval Office.
“He [Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani] was their real military leader," Trump said Monday on The Rush Limbaugh Show. "He’s a terrorist. He was designated a terrorist by President Obama. And then Obama did nothing about it, except give them $150 billion, even more incredibly $1.8 billion in cash.”
Limbaugh then asked Trump what he thought of the Obama administration's policy in Iran.
"I don't think they had a purpose; I don't think they knew what was happening. Why did he give them $150 billion? Much of it going back into terror, and you look at what's happening. When I first came into office, I went to the Pentagon, and they showed me 18 sites of confliction, meaning conflict over there, and every one of them was started by Iran," Trump said.