Former President Donald Trump had critical words for President Biden and his administration following the deaths of three U.S. service members and the injury of at least 25 others in a drone attack on an outpost in northeast Jordan near the border with Syria on Sunday.
“The drone attack on a U.S. Military Installation in Jordan, killing three American Servicemembers and wounding many more, marks a horrible day for America. My most profound sympathies go to the Families of the Brave Servicemembers (sic) we have lost,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social page.
Trump continued his first part of a three-part series by asking all Americans to join him in prayer for those wounded and blasting President Joe Biden and his administration.
“This brazen attack on the United States is yet another horrific and tragic consequence of Joe Biden’s weakness and surrender,” continued Trump. “Three years ago, Iran was weak, broke, and totally under control. Thanks to my Maximum Pressure policy, the Iranian Regime barely scraped two dollars together to fund their terrorist proxies. Then Joe Biden came in and gave Iran billions of dollars, which the Regime has used to spread bloodshed and carnage throughout the Middle East.”
A senior defense official said the injury toll could rise to more than 25 Americans.
“This attack would NEVER have happened if I was President, not even a chance — Just like the Iranian-backed Hamas attack on Israel would never have happened, the War in Ukraine would never have happened, and we would right now have Peace throughout the World. Instead, we are on the brink of World War 3,” wrote Trump.
Trump accuses Biden of appeasing Iran
In the wake of the attack, the GOP condemned Biden’s perceived inaction so far, and some went even further, accusing President Biden of appeasing Iran.
“Enough is enough. The Biden administration’s appeasement of Iran must end. It’s time for clear and decisive action, and Iran must be held accountable for the malign activities of its proxies,” said Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina in a statement.
“It’s long past time for President Biden to finally hold the terrorist Iranian regime and their extremist proxies accountable for the attacks they’ve carried out against U.S. and coalition forces,” Alabama GOP Representative Mike Rogers, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, said in a statement.
Trump echoed the Republicans’ remarks and said the day was further proof a change must be made.
“This terrible day is yet more proof that we need an immediate return to PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH so that there will be no more chaos, no more destruction, and no more loss of precious American lives. Our Country cannot survive with Joe Biden as Commander in Chief,” concluded Trump.
The attack marked the first time American troops have been killed by enemy fire in the Middle East since the October 7 start of the Israel-Hamas war.