Trump Says Military Has ‘Total Authorization’ After Bombing Afghanistan (VIDEO)

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April 13, 2017 4:40 p.m.

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.”

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