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Politico Is Getting Dragged All the Way Down for Its Description of Donald Trump as a 'Wartime Leader'

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By now, you've likely heard that President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike that killed Iran's highest ranking military official, Qasem Soleimani, in response to the death of an American contractor.

That attack begot a response from Iran late Tuesday night when over a dozen ballistic missiles were fired upon Iraqi military bases where U.S. troops are stationed. The number of casualties is yet to be known.

Even before Iran's retaliation, Democrats condemned Trump for the hastiness of his strike on Soleimani.

Trump didn't inform Congressional leadership of his plans and the attack came while Soleimani was visiting Iraq as a diplomat. The killing of Soleimani prompted Iraq's parliament to vote in favor of exiting the remaining U.S. troops in Iraq.

Like so many other instances since January 2017, the Trump administration's handling of the escalating tensions in Iraq has been chaotic and incompetent.

Except maybe not to Politico, who referred to Trump as a "wartime leader."

Of course the tweet is technically true: Donald Trump is the leader of the United States and his actions have brought us to the brink of war with Iran in less than a week.

But the phrase "wartime leader" didn't seem to be a good description.

The President will be addressing the situation in Iran later today.