Former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social on Sunday to assert that the recent attacks on Israel by Hamas and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine would not have occurred under his presidency. Trump claimed on his social media platform, “The horrible attack on Israel, much like the attack on Ukraine, would never have happened if I were president,” emphasizing his zero tolerance stance. These comments followed his address in Waterloo, Iowa, where he blamed the conflicts on what he described as the “weak and ineffective” leadership of the current administration, likely referring to President Joe Biden and his team.
Trump’s assertions echo his consistent remarks regarding the conflict in Ukraine, where he previously stated he could resolve the situation within 24 hours if reelected. He emphasized the urgent need for the war to halt, citing the devastating impact on Ukraine.
This statement came on the heels of Hamas launching a comprehensive attack involving land, sea, and air assaults on Israeli towns bordering the Gaza Strip. The conflict has led to casualties on both sides, with at least 700 reported deaths in Israel and over 424 in Palestinian areas, according to official sources. Among the casualties in Israel, several American nationals have lost their lives, and reports indicate that over 100 individuals may be held hostage by Hamas.