The Independent reports:
Donald Trump has described deadly explosions in Lebanon as a “terrible attack” despite no evidence that suggests the blasts were intentional. Massive explosions in Beirut on Tuesday have killed at least 70 people and injured more than 3,000 others while leveling a large segment of the capital.
“Let me begin by sending America’s deepest sympathies to the people of Lebanon,” he said at a White House briefing on Tuesday. “It looks like a terrible attack.”
Lebanese officials believe the explosions were caused by several thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate left unsecured for several years in a warehouse.
REPORTER: Are you confident the #Beirut explosion was an attack?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “…I’ve met with some of our great generals & they seem to feel that it was.” — “They would know better than I would. They seem to think … it was a bomb of some kind, yes.” pic.twitter.com/2MjVRqAoKE
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 4, 2020
Trump says generals have told him the explosions in Beirut, Lebanon were due to “a bomb of some kind”, and refers to the incident as an “attack” pic.twitter.com/6v0trtyH24
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) August 4, 2020