Trump's reaction to the Iran missiles was one of his worst moments yet

As a response to the US’s killing of Tehran’s top general, Qassem Suleimani, Iran has launched ballistic missiles at US bases.

Two bases have been hit, and many fear that the escalation between the two countries could start a war.

Trump doesn’t appear to have announced his next moves or whether he plans to de-escalate the situation.

He did, however, send out a tweet. “All is well!” he began, before announcing that missiles had been launched at two military bases and the assessment of casualties was taking place now.

Of course, he didn’t miss an opportunity to brag, adding: “We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far!” and then promising to make a statement tomorrow.

It isn’t clear what the next move is, but Trump’s tweet has been controversial.

One person responded, “do you have any idea just how in over your head you are? no you don't, and that's the problem”.

While another said, “Our troops are getting bombed solely because you acted recklessly in order to distract from your rampant criminality, and then rage-tweeted us into an unnecessary conflict. But sure, ‘All is well.’”

He is expected to make his official statement on the next move sometime today.

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