UPDATED 7:57 AM PT — Wednesday, January 15, 2020
President Trump recently thanked a former Obama-era official for his comments on the operation which resulted in the death of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani. In a tweet Tuesday, the president praised former National Security adviser and retired U.S. Marine Gen. James Jones.
Former National Security Adviser for President Obama said “President Trump was absolutely correct” in taking out terroristist leader Soleimani. Thank you General Jones!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2020
This comes after Jones said the Trump administration was “absolutely correct” in taking out terrorist leader Soleimani with an airstrike. He also advised the president not to listen to Democrats on the issue and not let up on pressure against the Ayatollah regime.
“I think what the administration did in the Soleimani case is absolutely correct, I think it’s the right thing to do,” said Jones. “…I give them credit for doing that and I think it was the right thing to do, and I think, as articulated by the President, it’s a potential game-changer.”
The former National Security adviser also went on to say he believes the Iranian regime is closer than ever before to finally collapsing.
Obama’s national security adviser, James L. Jones, says Trump was “absolutely correct” to kill Soleimani.
“I give him credit for that, it was the right thing to do … it’s a potential game changer." pic.twitter.com/5Z7xVymQJh
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 14, 2020