Trump: Iran Attack Wouldn’t Happen On His Watch

Former President Donald Trump said on Saturday at a rally in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, that the drone attack Iran launched against Israel over the weekend happened because of the United States’ “weakness” on the global stage under the leadership of President Joe Biden, arguing that the Iranian government would not have attacked Israel if he had still been president.

The 45th president presided over four years of increasing global peace, the historic Abraham Accords and respect for U.S. military hegemony overseas. He pointed out in Schnecksville Saturday that Iran never attacked Israel while he was in the Oval Office.

“I want to say God Bless the people of Israel. They’re under attack right now. That’s because we show great weakness,” Trump told rally attendees.

“The weakness that we’ve shown, it’s unbelievable and it would not have happened if we were in office,” Trump added. “Everybody knows that. But America prays for Israel. We send our absolute support to everyone in harm’s way. This is an attack that would not have happened.”

In addition to his remarks about the Iran drone attacks, Trump also said Russia’s war in Ukraine that began in February 2022 and the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel that left over a thousand Israelis and foreign nationals dead in a single day of violence would not have happened on his watch.

The 45th president made similar remarks about Russia and Ukraine days after the Russian Federation first invaded the neighboring country.

Trump promised to restore stability to the world if reelected in November: “We will return the world to peace through strength and it’ll happen very quick. We’ll revive American strength abroad and we will restore American strength at home.”

“We were respected four years ago all over the world. Today we are considered a joke. It’s not going to be for long, believe me,” he said.

Trump also published a series of posts on Truth Social expressing his support for Israel after the Iranian attack Saturday that sent over 300 drones and missiles across Jordan’s airspace to strike at targets in Israel. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) shot down most of the drones with the help of the U.S., U.K. and Jordanian militaries.