Trump defends mission accomplished Syria tweet as a great military term - Breaking News

DONALD Trump has defended saying it was “mission accomplished” after the air strikes on Syria this weekend - calling it a “great military term”.And the US President said it should be “used often” as he railed against his critics following the raids on Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons facilities.AP Donald Trump defends saying 'mission accomplished' and calls the phrase made infamous by George Bush a 'great military term' He blasted the "fake news media" for seizing on the phrase – made famous by George W Bush during the Iraq War – saying they only picked up on it because the bombings were "so perfectly carried out, with such precision".Mr Trump initially used the phrase on Saturday after the joint US, French and British offensive in Syria, which was retaliation for the chemical attack in Douma which killed dozens of civilians, including multiple children.He tweeted: “A perfectly executed strike last night.Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine military."Could not have had a better result.Mission accomplished!” Getty The US President blasted the ‘fake news media’ for seizing on the phrase because the raid on Assad’s chemical weapons facilities was ‘so perfectly carried out The Syrian raid was so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that the only way the Fake News Media could demean was by my use of the term “Mission Accomplished.”I knew they would seize on this but felt it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back.Use often! — Donald J.Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2018 It was immediately compared to when it was used by another Republican president after military action in the Middle East.Mr Bush was famously pictured underneath a banner with the phrase writ large while aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in 2003, declaring his country’s victory over Saddam Hussein.But it came back to haunt the American leader and was seen a sign of his country’s hubris after they became dragged into a decade-long conflict in Iraq.The White House were forced to later claim that the "Mission Accomplished" phrase actually referred to the crew of the aircraft carrier completing their 10-month mission, not the entire conflict.AP Mr Trump initially used the phrase on Saturday after the joint US, French and British offensive in Syria at the weekend And the then-President himself disavowed any connection with the message and said he had nothing to do with the banner.But despite numerous commentators in America pointing out the unfortunate link, Mr Trump defended his use of it today.He posted on Twitter: “The Syrian raid was so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that the only way the Fake News Media could demean was by my use of the term ‘Mission Accomplished’.“I knew they would seize on this but felt it is such a great military term, it should be brought back.Use often!” A perfectly executed strike last night.Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their
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DONALD Trump has defended saying it was “mission accomplished” after the air strikes on Syria this weekend - calling it a “great military term”.And the US President said it should be “used often” as he railed against his critics following the raids on Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons facilities.AP Donald Trump defends saying 'mission accomplished' and calls the phrase made infamous by George Bush a 'great military term' He blasted the "fake news media" for seizing on the phrase – made famous by George W Bush during the Iraq War – saying they only picked up on it because the bombings were "so perfectly carried out, with such precision".Mr Trump initially used the phrase on Saturday after the joint US, French and British offensive in Syria, which was retaliation for the chemical attack in Douma which killed dozens of civilians, including multiple children.He tweeted: “A perfectly executed strike last night.Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine military."Could not have had a better result.Mission accomplished!” Getty The US President blasted the ‘fake news media’ for seizing on the phrase because the raid on Assad’s chemical weapons facilities was ‘so perfectly carried out The Syrian raid was so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that the only way the Fake News Media could demean was by my use of the term “Mission Accomplished.”I knew they would seize on this but felt it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back.Use often! — Donald J.Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2018 It was immediately compared to when it was used by another Republican president after military action in the Middle East.Mr Bush was famously pictured underneath a banner with the phrase writ large while aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in 2003, declaring his country’s victory over Saddam Hussein.But it came back to haunt the American leader and was seen a sign of his country’s hubris after they became dragged into a decade-long conflict in Iraq.The White House were forced to later claim that the "Mission Accomplished" phrase actually referred to the crew of the aircraft carrier completing their 10-month mission, not the entire conflict.AP Mr Trump initially used the phrase on Saturday after the joint US, French and British offensive in Syria at the weekend And the then-President himself disavowed any connection with the message and said he had nothing to do with the banner.But despite numerous commentators in America pointing out the unfortunate link, Mr Trump defended his use of it today.He posted on Twitter: “The Syrian raid was so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that the only way the Fake News Media could demean was by my use of the term ‘Mission Accomplished’.“I knew they would seize on this but felt it is such a great military term, it should be brought back.Use often!” A perfectly executed strike last night.Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their
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