Trump calls his decision to authorize Soleimani strike 'bold and decisive'

Catherine Garcia

President Trump was his own hype man during a campaign rally Thursday night in Toledo, Ohio.

He praised his decision to authorize the airstrike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week, calling it a "bold and decisive action." Trump accused Soleimani of "looking very seriously at our embassies. We stopped him quickly and we stopped him cold." The Trump administration has not publicly released any evidence showing Soleimani was planning an imminent attack against a U.S. embassy.

In response to Soleimani's death, Iran on Tuesday launched more than a dozen missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. Trump said he "didn't do anything" to retaliate because there were no casualties. "Lots of people got very lucky," he added.

More stories from
Donald Trump is behaving like the guiltiest man alive
Trump's birthday letter to Kim might not be enough to save North Korea talks
Trump reportedly admitted impeachment played a big role in his Soleimani decision