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Trump’s Killing of Soleimani Could Secure his Reelection

It’s not just that President Trump killed a man who was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans and who was fomenting terrorism throughout the Middle East.

That’s pretty good right there.

But think about it. Trump’s handling of this entire situation is everything his supporters say he is, and everything his opponents say he is not.

Trump backers will recognize a very strong and decisive action by a very strong and decisive leader. He did something neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama would do in killing a major terrorist and threat to the United States. I’d be surprised if whoever replaces Soleimani has the same capability to advance the Iranian agenda.

What’s more, the feared consequences did not materialize. Iran essentially put its tail between its legs. It knows Trump is not Obama, and that if they waged a major response, Trump would retaliate massively.

And yet, Trump’s opponents say he is not a statesman, he does not wield a steady hand, and cannot be trusted to run the country wisely.

And yet, he did not overreact to Iran’s pinprick response. He recognized weakness for what it was, and chose not to further exacerbate the situation. The major conflagration that was widely feared never happened, and that should be very reassuring to those voters on the fence about Trump who might hesitate to support him because they fear he is erratic.

This is a major achievement Trump can take to the bank. He should and will run on it, and it will help him at least as much as killing Osama bin Laden — a far easier decision — helped Obama.

WashPost Reporter Compares Crowd at Trump Inauguration to That of Soleimani Funeral

More of the balanced journalism you can expect from the liberal media.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Washington Post reporter shared a comparison of the crowd gathered for the funeral of top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and for President Trump’s inauguration.

Missy Ryan, who covers the Pentagon and national security, retweeted the comparison on Monday. The original tweet had the caption: “Hard to resist not retweeting this.” While attendance at a U.S. presidential inauguration is voluntary, Iran is a theocratic regime judged one of the least free countries in the world, where only state-sponsored gatherings are permitted.

Since when are reporters who cover the administration permitted to publicly mock it?

Since for quite awhile now, unfortunately. Journalists were always liberal, but once they were at least professionals. The bias came through, but not in such a massive and sustained way, and they made at least some effort to hide it and be fair.