Lindsey Graham and Mick Mulvaney ‘begged’ Trump not to kill Iran’s top general, but 4 days later he did it anyway, according to Woodward’s new book : worldnews

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Trump and Graham were playing golf at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, when Trump floated the idea.

Graham pushed back, saying Soleimani has “Always been doing that.” He added that Trump had to consider his response and what Iran might do in retaliation, especially “With the election coming.”

The Trump administration has not made public evidence that Soleimani posed an imminent threat to US forces in the region, which was its primary justification for the strike.

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