Graham on Trump: 'No Benghazis on his watch'
Senator Lindsey Graham has praised President Donald Trump and his response to the United States embassy being attacked in Baghdad. Graham conjured bad memories of what happened with Hillary Clinton and Benghazi, and spoke very highly of Donald Trump at a time where a response was certainly needed.
Graham posted his message supporting Trump on Twitter, starting a multi-post thread with the following, "Very proud of President @realDonaldTrump acting decisively in the face of threats to our embassy in Baghdad. He has put the world on notice - there will be no Benghazis on his watch."
Here's the message posted by Trump as the Pentagon sent 100 Marines to Baghdad to protect the embassy.
Here is the complete thread by Sen. Graham in defense of Trump and warning allies and others to pick and choose the correct battles.
Dominick Mastrangelo from the Washington Examiner expanded more on the story, stating why this all happened in the first place. He reported:
The hundreds of protesters, who shouted "death to America" as they stormed the compound, are enraged by a series of U.S. airstrikes over the weekend on facilities in Iraq and Syria that are controlled by an Iranian-backed militia.
Trump reacted to the incident by accusing Iran of provoking the embassy attack.
"Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will," Trump said. "Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!"
The situation is developing as Marines head over to add an extra layer of protection for the U.S. embassy.
Trump stated last night, as he entered a New Year's Eve party at Mar-A-Lago, that this situation will NOT be a Benghazi.
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