Trump Refutes Claims That He Specifically Ordered The Niger Mission
President Donald Trump has refuted claims that he was the one that specifically ordered the military mission in Niger on Wednesday. It is a mission that left four American soldiers dead, a matter that has not been received quite well by a large number of Americans.
The commander in chief was speaking at the South Lawn of the White House to a number of reporters before he made his way to Texas. His great opposition to the rumors that he was the one that gave the generals authority could be detected from the tone of his voice.
The news reporters had tried to push him further to crack up regarding alleged authorization of the mission. Trump took great pride in his generals saying that they had all it took to make sane decisions.
He opined, “I gave them the authority to do what’s right so that we win. That’s the authority they have. I want to win and we’re going to win, and we’re beating ISIS very badly.”
A lot of questions regarding the Niger ambush continue to be posed though investigations to establish the truth are still underway. Joseph Dunford, the Marine Corps Gen, said that they owed the citizens more information and they were going to make good their promise.
He also recognized the fact that they had a duty to offer precise details to the families of the fallen. The general said that they were doing everything humanly possible to ensure that they attended to the needs of these families in the shortest time possible.
A number of citizens have also moved forward to question the operation’s planning. Sources familiar with the matter disclosed that it had taken quite long for the soldiers to recover one of the bodies in the scene. Questions have also been raised regarding whether or not the U.S had sufficient equipment and intelligence to carry out the operation.
Trump is also being grilled over a phone conversation that he held with one of the widows to the victims. The widow was unhappy with the fact that the president couldn’t remember the name of his departed husband.