President Donald Trump on Thursday said that the U.S. military has “total authorization” after the Pentagon announced that U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the so-called “mother of all bombs” on an Islamic State target.
“Did you authorize the bombing?” a reporter asked Trump as he met with first responders.
“Everybody knows exactly what happened,” Trump said. “What I do is I authorize my military.”
He called the bombing a “very, very successful mission.”
“We have the greatest military in the world,” he said. “So we have given them total authorization and that’s what they’re doing.”
“Does this send a message to North Korea?” a reporter asked.
“I don’t know,” Trump said. “It doesn’t make any difference if it does or not.”
President Trump’s remarks about dropping the MOAB bomb in Afghanistan. Proud of our Military! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/LqYFwwMSkm
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