Iran attacked the US bases just days after President Trump ordered for their top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani to be killed in an airstrike in Baghdad, Iraq. According to the Trump’s administration they chose to strike and kill Soleimani to de-escalate tensions with Iran.
In response to the attack President Donald Trump tweeted “All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.” By Trump’s grammar and use of punctuation it seems he’s illustrating that he’s not at all worried about the attack. And Trump also tweeted that he’d make a public statement to the nation Wednesday morning on the attack.