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Trump says Beirut explosion seems to be ‘bomb of some kind,' cites generals

1 month ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday cast a massive explosion in Beirut as a possible attack, despite statements by Lebanese leaders that it was likely caused by highly explosive material that had been stored at warehouses in the capital for years.
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Trump proposes attack theory to explain Beirut blast

Trump proposes attack theory to explain Beirut blast

1 month ago   |   By Politico

President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that a bomb attack was behind the catastrophic explosion that rocked Beirut earlier in the day, seemingly contradicting Lebanese officials' explanations that it was caused by confiscated explosives.
The exact cause of the explosion was unclear Tuesday afternoon, but Abbas Ibrahim, chief of Lebanese General Security, said it was set off by explosive material that had been seized from a ship years ago , The Associated Press reported. The Lebanese interior minister also backed that explanation, saying the material was ammonium nitrate held in the...
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Trump says Beirut explosion 'looks like a terrible attack,' contradicting Lebanese officials who implied it was likely an accident

Trump says Beirut explosion 'looks like a terrible attack,' contradicting Lebanese officials who implied it was likely an accident

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump claimed a massive explosion that killed dozens and wounded thousands in Beirut on Tuesday was "an attack," contradicting Lebanese authorities who implied it appeared to be an accident.
"Looks like a terrible attack," Trump said, adding that his military advisers "seemed to feel" it was an attack.
Lebanese officials said the blast involved a large amount of ammonium nitrate that had been seized by the government several years ago and was being held at the site of the explosion.
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