‘He was a bad guy’: Trump defends killing of Soleimani during Ohio rally


TOLEDO, Ohio (WDTN) – President Donald Trump ran through what he considers his list of accomplishments during his first term in office: a strong economy, construction of a border wall, and his handling of tensions in Iran after the killing of Qasem Soleimani.

“He was a bad guy, he was a bloodthirsty terror and he’s no longer a terror,” Trump said. “He’s dead. Yet, now I see the radical left Democrats have expressed outrage over the termination of this horrible terrorist.:

Vice President Mike Pence was on hand to introduce Trump to a cheering crowd of about 8,000 inside the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo, Ohio.

At one point during the nearly hour and a half speech, police had to remove a heckler who unfurled a banner.

President Trump applauded a court ruling favorable to the construction of his border wall, and reminded the crowd of a 2016 case involving an illegal immigrant in Lake County.

“Innocent Americans are being brutalized and murdered by illegal alien criminals. As just one example right here in Ohio, the illegal alien who went on a deadly crime spree attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl, then raping and murdering a 60-year-old woman, then shooting another woman who took a shortcut through the park walking with her children, and finally the police came,” he said.

This was Trump’s first rally of 2020.

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