President Donald Trump responded to missile attacks by Iran against two military bases in Iraq on Tuesday night by claiming that “all is well,” words that immediately caused a firestorm of criticism to rain down upon him.
Iran finally retaliated in response to the assassination of General Qasem Suleimani by firing missiles at two bases where American troops are stationed. Several found their mark, but none of our troops were killed. However, some Iraqi soldiers were casualties of the strikes. Despite the losses, and the fact that hostilities are escalating toward war, Trump had the gall to tweet that everything is somehow just fine while bragging about the military.
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020
Again, American troops could have been killed by missiles launched by Iran in a retaliatory action, and some of our Iraqi allies took a hit. All is definitely NOT well, and that’s why Trump’s post took a severe backlash.
Our troops are getting bombed solely because you acted recklessly in order to distract from your rampant criminality, and then rage-tweeted us into an unnecessary conflict.
But sure, “All is well.”
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) January 8, 2020
You are the most damaged. You are demented and are in no way capable of handling this shitstorm you dragged the world into. Do everyone a favor and resign. God bless our troops and fuck you Trump. #TrumpsWarOfMassDistraction #RemoveTrumpNow
— Lesley Abravanel? (@lesleyabravanel) January 8, 2020
Trump said “all is well” then admits he hasn’t finished assessing the damage and casualties.
How can all be well if he doesn’t know the extent of the harm caused by Iran’s missiles?
His mind is gone….
— Eric Applebaum (@applebaum_eric) January 8, 2020
War is breaking out and it’s your fault. All is not well. All is FUBAR.
— God (@thegoodgodabove) January 8, 2020
Only a complete psychopath could declare “all is well” with missiles fired at US troops because YOU aren’t man enough to face your own Impeachment without using our soldiers as distraction bait.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) January 8, 2020
All is well? Hardly. Your diseased and feeble mind isn’t well at all. https://t.co/yUlwBWqnNo
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) January 8, 2020
Only a crazy ding dong would say all is well right now.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 8, 2020
“All is well” is the new “mission accomplished”. https://t.co/qTPZ53AD8p
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) January 8, 2020
This is about the dumbest statement Trump could have made following a military strike that was meant to kill American troops. At the very least, Trump could have pretended to have sympathy for the casualties. Instead, he made an ass of himself again.
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