Donald Trump described the dropping of the GBU-43 bomb as “another successful job” by the military.
Just minutes after news broke that the U.S. military had dropped the “mother of all bombs” — the biggest non-nuclear weapon — on an ISIS cave complex in Afghanistan Thursday, the president dismissed the idea that it was meant to influence North Korea.
“Really another successful job,” Trump said from the White House. “We’re very, very proud of our military. We are so proud of our military and it was another successful event.”
“We have the greatest military in the world and they’ve done their job as usual, so we have given them total authorization. That’s what they’re doing. Frankly, that’s why they’ve been so successful lately. If you look at what’s been happening over the last eight weeks and compare that with really what’s happened the last eight years, you’ll see there’s a tremendous difference.”
“So we have incredible leaders in the military, and we have incredible military. We are very proud of them. This was another very, very successful mission.”
“I don’t know if this sends a message, it doesn’t make any difference if it does or not. North Korea is a problem, but the problem will be taken care of.”