UPDATED 9:55 AM PT — April 15, 2018
President Trump calls out the fake news media for criticizing his use of the phrase ‘mission accomplished.’
In a tweet today, the president said the Syrian raid was perfectly carried out and the only way the media could demean its success was to focus on his choice of words.
The Syrian raid was so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that the only way the Fake News Media could demean was by my use of the term “Mission Accomplished.” I knew they would seize on this but felt it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back. Use often!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2018
President trump added he knew the media would seize on the phrase, but said it’s a great military term and should be used often.
When asked about his use of the phrase, Chief Pentagon Spokeswoman Dana White said three Syrian chemical weapon sites were hit, adding what happens next is now up to Assad and his allies.