Yesterday Trump seemingly single-handedly made the decision to launch an airstrike near the Baghdad airport.
A decision that resulted in the death of Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani in addition to other senior Iranian-linked figures, effectively putting us on the brink of another war.
A decision that was also made by a “president” who can’t handle so much as a Twitter account with even a shred of maturity, much less an entire nation, without even a mere whisper of a mention of his plans to Congress — almost assuredly because he knew damn good and well that they’d shut him down in a hot second.
Instead, it appeared as though the only one that knew about the reelection stunt Trump had hiding up his sleeve to divert from that pesky impeachment thing standing in his way was South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham.
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But now, per a new report from the Daily Beast, “Lapdog” Lindsey wasn’t the only one to get a sneak peek into Trump’s assassination plans that he undoubtedly thought would be just the ticket to getting people to stop paying attention to the fact that he’s now officially no better than Nixon or Clinton — evidently patrons of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort were let in on the secret, as well.
“In the five days prior to launching a strike that killed Iran’s most important military leader, Donald Trump roamed the halls of Mar-a-Lago, his private resort in Florida, and started dropping hints to close associates and club-goers that something huge was coming,” The Beast revealed in the bombshell report dropped today.
“According to three people who’ve been at the president’s Palm Beach club over the past several days, Trump began telling friends and allies hanging at his perennial vacation getaway that he was working on a ‘big’ response to the Iranian regime that they would be hearing or reading about very “soon.” Two of these sources tell The Daily Beast that the president specifically mentioned he’d been in close contact with his top national-security and military advisers on gaming out options for an aggressive action that could quickly materialize,” the report continued.
“He kept saying, ‘You’ll see,’” one source claimed.
“Those Mar-a-Lago guests received more warning about Thursday’s attack than Senate staff did, and about as much clarity. A classified briefing on Friday, the first the administration gave to the Hill, featured broad claims about what the Iranians were planning and little evidence of planning to bring about the ‘de-escalation’ the administration says it wants,” The Beast report stated.
NEW: Trump told his Mar-a-Lago buddies to expect ‘big’ Iran action days before the Soleimani hit.
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) January 4, 2020
Reports have also indicated that both Israel and Russia were given a head’s up on the impending attack, as well.
Evidently, Trump literally told just about everyone other than the people he was actually supposed to tell. And for some reason… I’m not even a little bit surprised.
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