At the Ohio rally President Trump says Democrats would have leaked Soleimani attack plans, and this is why they cannot be told. The President was headlining his first campaign rally of the election year Thursday in Ohio flush with cash, chafing at a potential Senate impeachment trial and aiming to capitalize on his order to take out Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani after the military leader was said to have orchestrated an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.
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Almost immediately, Trump slammed House Democrats’ nonbinding War Powers Resolution, which they passed earlier in the day in a rebuke to the Soleimani strike. Trump went on to suggest that Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and California Rep. Adam Schiff, would have tipped off the media about the operation if they had known about it.
“They’re saying, ‘You should get permission from Congress, you should come in and tell us what you want to do — you should come in and tell us, so that we can call up the fake news that’s back there, and we can leak it,'” Trump said. “Lot of corruption back there.”
Separately, Trump said he hoped Joe Biden would become the Democrats’ presidential nominee, and pledged that he would highlight what he called the Bidens’ corruption all throughout the campaign.
“He will hear, ‘Where’s Hunter?’,’ every single debate nine times at the podium,” Trump vowed, in reference to Biden’s son, who has largely stayed out of public view after it emerged that he held lucrative overseas board roles while his father was vice president. Republicans have accused Hunter Biden, who recently was determined to have fathered a child with an Arkansas ex-stripper, of selling access to his father.