Trump’s use of social media is bragged about on the right, who claim that his tweets are a show of strength and the only way the president can get the truth out to the country since what they see as a biased media refuses to spend their airtime listing the accomplishments Trump convinces his supporters are a result of his presidency.
Once again, however, Trump’s tweets missed the mark, this time followed by a deadly attack in Kabul. Reuters reported this morning on an attack for which ISIS is claiming responsibility.
‘Suicide bombers stormed a Shi‘ite cultural center and news agency in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing more than 40 people and wounding scores, many of them students attending a conference…Islamic State said in an online statement that it was responsible for the attack, the latest in a series the movement has claimed on Shi‘ite targets in Kabul.’
The bombing occurred at Tabian Social and Cultural Centre during “a panel discussion on the anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Sunni-majority Afghanistan.” Government officials there described the horrifying scene to reporters at the Associated Press.
‘Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said an unknown number of suicide attackers set off an explosion outside the center before carrying out an attack inside. They set off explosive devices in the basement of the building where scores of people had gathered to mark the December 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the former Soviet Union.’
While news is still being updated, Twitter noted that the attack occurred just hours after Trump bragged on social media that ISIS was all but destroyed because of some accomplishment the president is convinced he’s made in his first 11 months in office.
The meme Trump tweeted replaced a deleted one in which the numbers looked quite different.
This attack is not the first since Trump’s inauguration. In fact, CNN notes that this follows five other terrorist attacks in just the past four months.
‘October 20: Dozens of Afghans were killed in two mosque attacks, claimed by ISIS.October 21: A suicide bombing near a military academy took another 15 lives, claimed by the Taliban.October 17: At least 41 soldiers were killed in an attack on their base in eastern Afghanistan, claimed by the Taliban.September 13: A suicide bomber killed three people in a blast outside a cricket stadium in Kabul.August 25: 20 people killed in an attack on a Shiite mosque, for which ISIS claims responsibility.’
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