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Pelosi Says America And The World ‘Cannot Afford War’ — Trump Says ‘All Is Well!’

Following ballistic missile attacks from Iran on two U.S. military bases in Iraq, made in response to the ordered assassination by President Donald Trump of a top military leader late last week, the president and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi both offered their thoughts on the matter.

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The two statements by both leaders made on Twitter Tuesday evening, the highest-ranking members of their respective political parties in Washington today, were far different from one another in tone.

Pelosi’s statement explained that she was monitoring the situation, and putting her focus on those who were in harm’s way as a result of the missile attacks. It was also critical in nature of the president’s actions as of late.

“We must ensure the safety of our servicemembers, including ending needless provocations from the Administration and demanding that Iran cease its violence. America & world cannot afford war,” Pelosi wrote.

Trump’s message seemed much more jovial and light-hearted, and failed to mention the troops (beyond the word “casualties”) at all within it.

“All is well!” the president wrote. “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!”

The president’s message came last night after several media reports indicated that he would address the nation Tuesday evening. The White House later said that the president would not give such an address until Wednesday morning.

Initial reports about the attack indicated that no American soldiers were counted among casualties, although buildings were still being searched over to be sure, the Associated Press reported.