Trump Critics Pounce on Twitter to Blame Him After Iran Launches Ballistic Missiles at U.S. Base

NPR reports Iran has launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces targeting at least two military bases in Iraq, the Defense Department announced late Tuesday.

The rocket strikes on military and coalition personnel at the Ain Al-Assad air base in Anbar province and in Irbil — at the center of Iraq’s Kurdistan region — began at approximately 5:30 p.m. ET, according to a statement.

The attacks come less than a week after the U.S. assassinated top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.

Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham issued the following statement:

We are aware of the reports of attacks on US facilities in Iraq. The President has been briefed and is monitoring the situation closely and consulting with his national security team.

Trump critics took to the news to pounce against him on Social Media.

George Conway wrote:

And we have an ignorant, incompetent, lying, and deranged moron as president.

Whatever happens now, it began on a yacht in the Red Sea in fall ’15. A multinational coalition of nations committed itself to Trump’s election specifically because the gathered leaders knew Trump could be manipulated into a war with Iran at the right time. REPORTING confirms it.

Can someone remind me why our president started a war with Iran?

We are all just nervously awaiting what Trump now tweets, right?

The only reason this is happening is bc the game show host with brain worms we made president saw people on TV start saying that the attack on the embassy was “Trumps Benghazi”

Just think, weeks ago, Democrats could have shut the government down to force cuts to defense spending and impose limits on Donald Trump’s war powers. Instead, they gave him a $738 billion defense budget—more than he got with Paul Ryan as Speaker.

Iran flexing, showing it can easily attack US bases. They have to show a response to their people for Trump’s assassination of their top general but they aren’t suicidal & know war will be disastrous. It seems deliberately done for 0 US causalities. Diplomacy now will end this.