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Trump Says Soleimani Strike Followed General Saying ‘Bad Things’

  • Latest justification for drone killing of top Iranian general
  • Comments made at Mar-a-Lago fundraiser to about 100 guests
A placard showing Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Qassem Soleimani. 

A placard showing Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Qassem Soleimani. 

Photographer: Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump gave a new justification for killing Qassem Soleimani, telling a gathering of Republican donors that the top Iranian general was “saying bad things about our country.”

“How much are we going to listen to?” Trump said Friday, according to remarks from a fundraiser obtained by CNN. He also used a vulgar expression to describe the nature of Soleimani’s comments.