- CNN reported that meatloaf and ice cream were being served when the Pentagon confirmed that the US was behind the airstrike.
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President Donald Trump was enjoying an all-American meal at Mar-a-Lago when news broke that top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani had been killed in a drone attack in Baghdad on Thursday night.
CNN's Kaitlan Collins reported that meatloaf and ice cream were being served when the Pentagon confirmed that the US was behind the airstrike.
Trump was said to be eating at his Florida club with old friends and politicians, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
The note about his meal harkens back to when Trump ordered an airstrike on a Syrian airfield in 2017, and told visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping of the news over dinner at Mar-a-Lago.
After that strike, Trump made sure to detail the chocolate cake they were eating at the time, calling it "the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen."
World leaders, including those from France, the UK, and Russia, have largely condemned the US drone strike . National security experts worry killing Soleimani could lead Iran to retaliate against the US .
House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined other Democrats in decrying the move, warning it was ordered " without the consultation of the Congress ." Republicans were mostly supportive of the strike, with Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina thanking Trump for "standing up for America."
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