Donald Trump's campaign capitalizes on the murder of Soleimani
WASHINGTON: Donald Triumph He once warned Barack Obama against playing the Iran card to boost his political perspectives when starting a war.
Eight years later Triumph He does not show reluctance to politically capitalize on his order to kill a high-ranking Iranian general, accusations that he is building foreign policy for the benefit of his campaign.
Triumph The campaign has used the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, as a club against the Democratic political rivals of the president and to divert attention from his impending political trial in the Senate.
Americans want to see their president act decisively and defend the interests of the nation and that is exactly what the president Triumph did, Triumph Campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said.
Republicans are good at killing terrorists and this is a reminder of that, added Michael Ahrens, communications director for the Republican National Committee.
The president was expected to amplify those messages Thursday in Toledo, Ohio, during his first campaign rally since the drone attack last week. Triumph The campaign bought ads on Facebook highlighting the murder of Soleimani.
The Pentagon said Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack US diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.
But Triumph the administration has refused to provide specific information about the nature or timing of the alleged plots, leaving Triumph open to suspicion that the attack was driven, at least in part, by the belief that it could help him in the polls.
Those around the president discard any suggestion of political motives. But they were glad to use the murder to contrast Triumph with his Democratic rivals, describing him as a strong leader and accusing the Democrats of appeasing Iran with a failed foreign policy approach.
Despite the short lifespan of most Triumph news, Triumph Advisers immediately recognized the strike, approved by the president in his private club during your winter vacation from Washington, could play a huge role in the upcoming campaign, especially if Iran retaliates and the region falls into chaos.
The president himself told a confidant after the attack that he wanted to send a warning to Iran not to mess with US assets. And he was eager to project an image of strength and replicate the message delivered at the end of last year after passing the raid that killed the leader of the Islamic State Abu Bakr El-Baghdadi: United States will pursue his enemies anywhere in the world.
The murder of al-Baghdadi has become a staple in Triumph The campaign announcements and their manifestations, and Soleimani's death was expected to receive similar treatment.
Another dead terrorist, declared the issue of an explosion email campaign Sunday that Soleimani described as a monster responsible for thousands of American deaths. President campaigned on a promise to toughen double Iranian aggression and withdraw US troops from foreign entanglements, priorities seemingly at odds with each other as a result of the attack.
Triumph It has increased the number of troops in the region since he took office, despite his promise to end the endless wars in the Middle East.
Triumph The foreign policy of his first campaign has always had its internal inconsistencies: as much as Triumph He pushed the withdrawal of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, promised every night to bomb ISIS and has been eager to adopt a position of American military force.
But Triumph The advisers expressed their confidence that the president's supporters would not punish him for prioritizing one over the other, at least in the short term. Instead, they argued that attacking what they called terrorist leaders had little to do with the prospects of a prolonged land war.
And they argued that the murder could be used to create their own version of the unofficial Obama slogan of 2012, Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive. At the same time, Triumph The campaign and the White House have tried to use Democratic criticism of the murder of the president of Soleimani to describe party members as radical and out of touch.
Two of Triumph rivals of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren & Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders He called Soleimani to kill a murder, a label that implies a motive of political security rather than national.
Triumph The advisors, meanwhile, are willing to defend the case that the president continues to deal with the affairs of the nation, in this case, the elimination of a dangerous adversary, while the Democrats become obsessed with the accusation.