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Former President Donald Trump has addressed the deaths of three U.S. Army soldiers in Jordan killed by a drone earlier this week, even as a report circulated on Tuesday said that President Joe Biden had yet to contact any of their families.
“The drone attack on a U.S. Military Installation in Jordan, killing 3 American Servicemembers, and wounding many more, marks a horrible day for America. My most profound sympathies go to the Families of the Brave Servicemembers we have lost. I ask all Americans to join me in praying for those who have been wounded,” Trump posted on Truth Social.
He went on to rip Biden’s foreign policy around the world but especially in the Middle East.
“This brazen attack on the United States is yet another horrific and tragic consequence of Joe Biden’s weakness and surrender,” Trump said.
The former president compared his administration’s policy towards Iran, which involved exerting maximum pressure to cut off Iran’s funding for potential attacks against U.S. troops. Additionally, Trump cautioned Iranian forces against harassing U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and authorized a strike that resulted in the death of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani, who was held responsible for attacks against U.S. troops.
“Three years ago, Iran was weak, broke, and totally under control. Thanks to my Maximum Pressure policy, the Iranian Regime could barely scrape two dollars together to fund their terrorist proxies. Then Joe Biden came in and gave Iran billions of dollars, which the Regime has used to spread bloodshed and carnage throughout the Middle East,” Trump wrote.
“This attack would NEVER have happened if I was President, not even a chance — Just like the Iranian-backed Hamas attack on Israel would never have happened, the War in Ukraine would never have happened, and we would right now have Peace throughout the World. Instead, we are on the brink of World War 3,” he added.
“This terrible day is yet more proof that we need an immediate return to PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH, so that there will be no more chaos, no more destruction, and no more loss of precious American lives. Our Country cannot survive with Joe Biden as Commander in Chief,” he said.
One of Fox News’ top hosts appeared stunned when a network reporter informed her that President Joe Biden had not yet contacted the families of the three American service members who were killed earlier this week in Syria.
On Saturday night, a one-way attack drone crashed into the Jordanian base, resulting in the deaths of three service members and injuries to 25 others. The White House attributed the attack to Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq, marking a significant escalation in the Middle East.
According to Fox News White House correspondent Jacqui Heinrich, President Biden has not yet reached out to the families of Sgt. William Rivers, Specialist Kennedy Sanders, and Specialist Breonna Moffett, which appeared to shock host Harris Faulkner.
“Also, Harris, watching for news that the president has contacted the families of these fallen soldiers or that he plans to attend their dignified transfer at Dover. Neither of those questions (did) the White House have any answers on yesterday,” Heinrich told Faulker Tuesday.
“It’s been three days,” Faulkner said.
“Yeah,” Heinrich replied.
“That’s a lot,” Faulkner replied. “Well, we’ll thank them. We’ll thank those families and those patriots we’ve lost and all those men and women in harm’s way in the Middle East. We’ll say thank you and tell them that we love them.”
The attack represents the first occurrence of U.S. service members losing their lives at the Jordanian base and in the Middle East since the beginning of the Gaza war.