Former President Donald Trump accuses President Biden of ‘weakness and capitulation’ Drone strike kills three US troops — darkly warned that his successor was leading us “to the brink of World War III.”
“Our country cannot survive with Joe Biden as commander-in-chief,” the Republican presidential primary front-runner said on “Truth Social” Sunday night after a deadly drone attack on a U.S. base near Jordan’s border with Syria. Survive the situation”. Biden blamed “Iran-backed radical militants.” group”.
“This shameless attack on America is yet another horrific and tragic consequence of Joe Biden’s weakness and capitulation,” Trump wrote after expressing condolences to the families of the victims.
Trump, 77, argued that the deadly attack “would never have happened if I were president, wouldn’t even have a chance.”
“Just like the Iranian-backed Hamas attack on Israel will never happen, the war in Ukraine will never happen and we will now have peace around the world. Instead, we are on the brink of World War III. ”
A nighttime drone strike killed three U.S. service members and injured 34 others. It was the first time U.S. troops were killed in the Middle East since the war between Israel and Hamas broke out in October.
Biden, 81, said in a statement that the attack on the base was carried out by militants operating in Syria and Iraq with support from Iran – a claim Tehran strongly denies, calling it “baseless” .
Trump insisted that Biden’s connivance with Iran made the attack possible.
“Three years ago, Iran was weak, bankrupt, and completely under control. Thanks to my policy of maximum pressure, the regime could barely scrape together two dollars to fund their terrorist proxies,” he wrote.
“Then Joe Biden came in and gave Iran billions of dollars, which the Iranian regime used to spread bloodshed and carnage throughout the Middle East,” he added.
The one-term former president, who is running to unseat Biden in November, concluded by telling his followers: “Our country cannot survive without Joe Biden as commander in chief.”
Biden vowed to hold those responsible for American deaths and injuries accountable “at the time of our choosing, and in the manner of our choosing.”
“We will respond,” he said Sunday in a speech in South Carolina.
Iran rushed to distance itself from the attack, with the foreign ministry complaining that “regional resistance” groups were not following Tehran’s orders.