President Trump on US Embassy Attack in Iraq: ‘this will not be a Benghazi’

On Tuesday, pro-Iran demonstrators attacked the U.S. Embassy in Iraq causing damage to outer parts of the embassy compound.

Protesters got as far as the reception area but were unable to get into the main building.

According to the U.S. military, the embassy attack was in response to U.S. airstrikes in retaliation against the militia for killing an American contractor last week.

President Trump acted swiftly by sending Marines to protect the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

On New Year’s Eve, President Trump vowed, “this will not be a Benghazi.”

Responding to the attack, President Trump commented on social media, saying, “Iran will be held fully responsible” for anything that happens to the U.S. facilities.

The Trump campaign took to social media and declared, “There will be no Benghazis on President Trump’s watch!”

Democrats used the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq to slam President Trump.

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy blamed President Trump on social media.

News reports and television commentators were also critical of President Trump.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid called the U.S. embassy attack “Trump’s Benghazi.”

Donald Trump Jr. responded to Reid.

President Trump’s swift response to the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq shows this is not another Benghazi.

The president’s actions demonstrate that attacks against U.S. facilities by rogue nations will not be tolerated and will be met with direct action.