President Trump thanks Obama-era official for comments on Soleimani operation

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Milwaukee to attend a campaign rally, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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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.

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.

U.S. Soldiers stand near the site of Iranian bombing at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Ain al-Asad air base was struck by a barrage of Iranian missiles on Wednesday, in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike that killed atop Iranian commander, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whose killing raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Qassim Abdul-Zahra)

“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.

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