(Tea Party 247) – President Trump is a man who will not sit around and allow himself to be someone else’s punching bag, which is just one of many reasons so many folks have come to love him and his brand of hard hitting leadership. It’s been a long, long time since this country has had a leader who isn’t afraid to swing back at those who swing at him.
For far too long, American leadership has been soft, weak-willed, and allowed itself to be bullied, slapped around, and beaten down by the mainstream media, which is nothing more than the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. Now we have a real fighter on our hands, and he’s inspiring folks to stand up for themselves boldly.
The latest example of Trump’s counterpunching comes from a scorching rebuke he gave Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi over her criticism of his decision to take out notorious Iranian terrorist, Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Here’s more from Gateway Pundit:
President Trump on Thursday that Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani “were looking to blow up our embassy” in Iraq before Trump ordered the U.S. military to take the terrorist out.
Trump also declared that as president, he doesn’t need congressional approval to make “split-second” decisions to protect Americans.
“We took him out. We did it because they were looking to blow up our embassy,” Trump said an impromptu press conference in the White House. “I think it was obvious. And he had more than that particular embassy in mind.”
Trump ordered the drone strike on Soleimani last Friday, which congressional leaders on the Democratic side quickly condemned. Ira retaliated by firing missiles at U.S. military bases in Iraq in an ineffectual attack. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to call a vote on Thursday to restrict Trump’s presidential authority to take military action U.S. foes.
Trump said he doesn’t need Congress.
“I don’t have to [get authorization],” Mr. Trump said. “It would all depend on the circumstance. You have to make a split-second decision sometimes. We had a shot at him, and I took it, and that shot was pinpoint accuracy.”
Trump said Pelosi and her fellow Democrats “are trying to defend a monster” by condemning the killing of Soleimani.
“When Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats want to defend him, I think that’s a very bad thing,” he said.
After Trump ordered the attack on Suleimani, Pelosi said the president should have asked for permission from Congress before conducting the airstrike.
“The Administration has conducted tonight’s strikes in Iraq targeting high-level Iranian military officials and killing Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani without an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran. Further, this action was taken without the consultation of the Congress,” she said last week.
But Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, launched more than 2,800 on Iraq and Syria without congressional approval.
“The U.S. military has been conducting strikes in Iraq for 10 months, and began striking directly at targets in Syria last September as part of Mr. Obama’s announced campaign to degrade the capabilities of the Islamic State,” The Washington Times reported in April 2015.
This past weekend’s attacks brought the total to 1,458 strikes in Iraq and 1,343 in Syria by U.S. forces. Coalition forces allied with the U.S. have conducted another 655 attacks on Iraqi targets and 95 in Syria.
Mr. Obama has justified the attacks under his commander in chief powers and under the 2001 resolution authorizing force against al Qaeda, and the 2002 resolution authorizing the ouster of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill have said Mr. Obama is stretching those laws and that the strikes could be illegal — though they say they want to put them on firm footing by passing a new authorization.
"You know what bothers me? When I see a Nancy Pelosi trying to defend this monster from Iran who killed so many people. So many people are walking around now without legs and without arms… I think that’s a very bad thing for this country." pic.twitter.com/SOBjpPeJkA
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 9, 2020
What’s truly shocking to see right now is just how far to the left the Democratic Party has moved, especially in the last three years that Trump has been president. It’s clear that these folks hate Trump more than they love America, a true testament to the lack of morality held by individuals aligning with the political left.
There are tons of individuals in Congress, all of them Democrats, who are openly defending a known terrorist, a man who has killed countless American soldiers and who has brutalized his own people in ways too cruel to mention. What is wrong with these people? How can they possibly feel okay about backing a mass murderer like this?
They justify it by saying Trump is worse. According to them, Trump is worse than this man. To them the president is more morally evil and wicked for making locker room talk than a person who murders people.
That, my friends, is proof that Trump Derangement Syndrome is really and a serious mental disorder.