US-Iran news: Live updates on the Ukraine plane crash and conflict - CNN

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Evan Vucci/AP

President Trump is defending his administrations claims that a future attack by Irans Qasem Soleimani was imminent (although he spelled it eminent) but added: it doesnt really matter because of his horrible past!

In a second tweet minutes later, Trump wrote that The Democrats and the Fake News are trying to make terrorist Soleimani into a wonderful guy, only because I did what should have been done for 20 years. Trump adds that anything he does will be scorned by the Rafical Left.

More context: This weekend two of his top national security officials declined to provide any evidence of the intelligence used to justify the US drone strike. In interviews that aired Sunday,Defense Secretary Mark Esperand national security adviser Robert O'Brien both did not cite specific intelligence information when pressed by interviewers. Trump said in an interview Friday that he approved the military attack earlier this month thatkilled Qasem Soleimanibecause he believed the Iranian general was targeting the embassies.

Here are Trump's tweets:

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