nearvideo trump blames Iran for Baghdad Embassy, a violation, says regime will be held “fully responsible”
Reaction and analysis from Kroll managing Director Tim Gallagher.
A progressive veterans PAC is suggesting under fire for a tweet to hope that the violent protests that erupted at the US Embassy in Baghdad would go to the bottom of how President Trump the “Benghazi.”
VoteVets, a veterans group that helps progressive candidates, public office uses the violent demonstrations on Tuesday to knock the President.
“Hey @POTUS remind [its] Benghazi rants during 2016? You are on your own, unfortunately, in Iraq,” VoteVets wrote in the now deleted tweet.
The “Benghazi empty talk” was in reference to Trump’s repeated attacks against the former US Secretary of state Hillary Clinton over her handling of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack that left four dead, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens
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VoteVets, which boasts that the President had blocked his Twitter account, was slammed on social media by clicking the “terrible” tweet.
“Yes, just like Benghazi, except…this time, reinforcements were sent. And no one is to blame it on an obscure YouTube video. And what the hell is a “veterans’ org’, happy to tweet about an attack on the United States?” Author and Afghanistan veteran James Hasson reacts.
“Not a big deal. To die is only a “veterans group” hope for our troops and Embassy staff, because of the Orange-man is Bad”, town hall, senior editor and U.S.-tweeted the Navy, Julio Rosas.
“Besides the fact that the Ambassador was not murdered & not dragged through the streets that the protests sent the debt to a YouTube video, but on the violent [protesters] themselves and their foreign backers, & dozens of reinforcements were quickly — Yes. The same,” Washington Examiner reporter Jerry wrote Dunleavy.
The tweet has since been deleted.
VoteVets did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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Crowds of angry Iraqis protest America’s recent air attacks against Iran-backed militia besieged the U.S. Embassy compound, shouting: “Down, Down USA!” as they stormed through the main gate, prompting US to fire guards used tear gas in response.
A U.S. defense official told Fox News that 100 Marines that were sent to the Embassy to strengthen security. The Minister of defense Mark Esper, later confirmed, that additional troops be sent, as the military has recordings of force released to deploy to Kuwait.
Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer, Lucas Tomilson, Greg Norman and Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.