President Trump held a campaign rally in Wisconsin Tuesday evening and promoted the accomplishments of his administration, including a thriving economy, record low unemployment numbers, and the airstrike that killed terrorist leader General Qasem Soleimani.
Last week, missiles were fired at U.S. military bases in Iraq by Iran in response to the airstrike.
The airstrike against Soleimani followed the pro-Iran demonstrator’s attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq which caused damage to outer parts of the embassy compound.
Democrats blamed President Trump for the tensions in the Middle East.
Democrat candidate former Vice President Joe Biden criticized President Trump’s airstrike decision, calling his actions “dangerously incompetent.”
In Wisconsin, thousands of attendees waited for hours to gain entry to the rally and the evening was full of applause and chants from the crowd.
President Trump hosting a MASSIVE rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with Great American Patriots, all with the same goal in KEEPING AMERICA GREAT under the Trump Administration! #TrumpRallyMilwaukee #KAG2020 pic.twitter.com/k7oe1WZJtw
— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) January 15, 2020
President Trump used the opportunity to defend the airstrike and hit back at Democrats’ criticism, saying Soleimani “was a designated terrorist by President Obama” and that “Democrats should be outraged by Soleimani’s evil crimes, not the decision to end his wretched life.”
President Trump called out presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders over his criticism of the airstrike.
Crazy Bernie Sanders (who is surging!) and the rest of the Democrats are outraged that we took out Iranian terrorist Soleimani.
"The Democrats are outraged that we took out this terrorist monster, even though this monster was behind hundreds and hundreds of deaths." pic.twitter.com/5IZHQ8Ad25
— Trump War Room — Text FIGHT to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) January 15, 2020
At the rally, President Trump highlighted the serious plight of Iranian citizens as a result of Soleimani’s years of terrorism.
The Hill reports:
“Many of the young men and women you see walking around without arms or without legs were done by Soleimani,” Trump said. “That’s what he loved. He loved the roadside bomb.”
In Iran, protesters have taken to the streets in opposition to the brutal Iranian leadership.
Earlier in the week, President Trump took to social media blasting the Iranian leaders.
To the leaders of Iran – DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS. Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching. More importantly, the USA is watching. Turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free! Stop the killing of your great Iranian people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2020
President Trump also supported the Iranian protesters for showing respect to America by not trampling on a painting of the American Flag in the street.
Wow! The wonderful Iranian protesters refused to step on, or in any way denigrate, our Great American Flag. It was put on the street in order for them to trample it, and they walked around it instead. Big progress!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2020
The videos of Iranian citizens seeking dire change from their brutal leadership shows Democrats are on the wrong side of the Iran debate and are opposing President Trump’s airstrike decision for political purposes.