| On 1 month ago

With No Evidence, Trump Claims Beirut Blast Was A Bomb

Trump offered no evidence during what was supposed to be a coronavirus briefing, but he claimed that the blast that ripped through Beirut was a bomb.

Trump said, “America’s deepest sympathies to the people of Lebanon where reports indicate that many, many people were killed of hundreds more were very badly wounded in a large explosion in Beirut. Our prayers go out to all the victims and their families, the United States stands toward assist Lebanon. We have a very good relationship with the people of Lebanon and we will be there to help. It looks like a terrible attack.”

Video:

Trump later claimed that his “great generals” told him it was a bomb, “It would seem like it based on the explosion. I met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel that it was. This was not some kind of a manufacturing explosion type of event. This was, seems to be, according to them, they would know better than I would, they seem to think it was an attack. A bomb of some kind.”

Video:

Lebanon said the blast was caused by unsecured ammonium nitrate stored next to a fireworks factory:

It is dangerous for the world to have a President Of The United States who offers baseless opinions based on what he appears to have seen on television.

The government of Lebanon said it wasn’t a bomb, but that didn’t stop Trump from using his bully pulpit to spread false and inaccurate information.

For more discussion about this story join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC group.

Follow Jason Easley on Facebook

This website uses cookies.