Trump made Americans feel “less safe” after the controversial strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
A poll from ABC News found that 56% of all U.S. adults disapproved of Trump’s decisions made in regards to Iran. 52% of all adults said that they felt “less safe” after the killing of Soleimani. Only 25% of Americans felt “more safe.”
Independents were not happy with Trump’s version of foreign diplomacy. 57% of those with no partisan affiliation disapproved of Trump’s Iranian policies. 51% of them also said that they felt less safe.
90% of Democrats disapproved, while 82% felt less safe. On the other hand, 87% of Republicans approved, and 54% said they felt safer.
However, Trump has manipulated his ad campaign to spend $52,000 on ads that are thanking himself for the Iranian strike. According to FWIW, Acronym’s email newsletter, some of the ads stated: “Thanks to the swift actions of our Commander-in-Chief, Iranian general Qassem Soleimani is no longer a threat to the United States, or to the world.” These ads then direct users to an “Official Trump Military Survey.”
However, it seems Americans disagree with the president’s campaign. Even some Republicans have publicly disagreed with Trump’s order to kill Soleimani. Republican senator Mike Lee (R-UT) labeled the briefing he received “un-American, it’s unconstitutional, and it’s wrong.”
NATO allies did not approve of Trump’s aggressive stance. The leaders of Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom released a joint statement saying there was “an urgent need for de-escalation.”