Trump: Soleimani "Was Looking To Blow Up Our Embassy"

President Trump said Thursday during a press conference on environmental policy that assassinated Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was "looking to blow up our embassy," presumably in Iraq. "He was the big roadside bomb guy," Trump said about Soleimani. "That was his favorite thing. He thought it was wonderful. He doesn't think it's wonderful anymore." <blockquote>PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I will say this, we caught a total monster and we took him out and that should have happened a long time ago. We did it because they were looking to blow up our embassy. We also did it for other reasons that were very obvious, somebody died, one of our military people died, people badly wounded just a week before, and we did it. And we had a shot at him and I took it and that shot was pinpoint accurate and that was the end of a monster. Really, that was the second attack. We didn't start it, they started by killing one of our people and wounding badly other of our people. That you call retribution. If you look at what happened with Ukraine, that was a hoax. This is a hoax, too. Iran went in and they hit us with missiles. Shouldn't have done that. Fortunately for them, nobody was hurt, nobody was killed, nothing happened. They landed. Very little damage, even, to the base. They landed. But we had a chance to take out a monster, we took him out and it should have been done a long time ago. </blockquote>