The Daily Beast reports:
Pentagon officials have reportedly said that they have absolutely no idea what President Donald Trump was talking about when he described the gigantic and deadly Beirut explosion as a “terrible attack” carried out using a “bomb of some kind.”
On Tuesday, hours after the explosion killed at least a hundred people and wounded thousands, Trump said: “I’ve met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel that it was not… some kind of manufacturing explosion type of event… They seem to think it was an attack.”
Lebanese officials have reportedly raised concerns with U.S. diplomats about Trump’s “attack” language. Lebanon has blamed the explosion on the accidental detonation of more than 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate.
After Trump described the Beirut explosions as an attack, Lebanese officials raised concerns w/ US diplomats about the use of the word attack at this point, two State Dept officials tell me. & Pentagon officials told CNN there’s no indication of an attack. https://t.co/rSiKkXPKwd
— Kylie Atwood (@kylieatwood) August 5, 2020
Pentagon officials have reportedly said that they have absolutely no idea what Trump was talking about when he described the gigantic and deadly Beirut explosion as a “terrible attack” carried out using a “bomb of some kind”https://t.co/1cZGsEA1VA
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 5, 2020
VIDEO: US President Donald Trump says the Beirut blast ‘looks like a terrible attack’ during a press conference at the White House.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) August 5, 2020
“The defense officials, who declined to be identified so they could speak freely, said they didn’t know what the President was talking about.” https://t.co/0ylhw5WJu8
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) August 5, 2020