A Democratic congressman, who also served in the Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan, voiced sharp criticism Tuesday night after a tweet from President Donald Trump was issued out in response to ballistic missiles being fired on military bases housing American soldiers.
“All is well!” the president wrote on his Twitter account Tuesday following the attacks. “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!”
According to reporting from Newsweek, Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colorado) was none-too-pleased with the president’s happy demeanor.
“I’ve been at many of these bases in both Iraq and Afghanistan. I’ve been on the receiving end of rocket and mortar attacks, I know what it is like to be at a base when these kinds of things are happening—they’re terrifying,” Crow said on MSNBC’s “Last Word” Tuesday night.
“The soldiers, the troops that are at these bases are under attack right now. They’re scared, their families are scared,” Crow added.
Trump demonstrated with his tweet that he “doesn’t understand what is going through the minds of these troops right now,” Crow said, adding, “I don’t think he really comprehends, nor does he seem to care, the impact on the troops in this region.”
It’s unclear at this moment what will happen next with regard to escalating tensions between Iran and the United States. Trump is set to speak before the American people on Wednesday morning.