US President Trump on Tuesday hailed the results of his decision to approve a strike that killed top Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
At his Milwaukee campaign rally, Trump called Soleimani a "son of a bitch".
"HE WAS A MONSTER, KING OF THE ROADSIDE BOMBS"
The president defended the move by detailing the human toll Soleimani had taken on US troops. “Many of the young men and women you see walking around without arms or without legs were done by Soleimani," Trump said. "That’s what he loved. He loved the roadside bomb."
“He was the king of the roadside bombs. Great percentages of people don’t have legs right now and arms because of this son of a bitch,” he added.
The Trump administration had maintained that the US was facing an "imminent threat" when it carried out the strike on Soleimani, but details have so far been scant.