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Sen. Warren says Trump trying to distract Americans with Soleimani killing

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, suggests US President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Iranian general Qassem Suleimani on Friday as a stunt to distract Americans from his impeachment trial.

“We know Donald Trump is very upset about this upcoming impeachment trial,” she tells NBC’s Meet the Press. “But look what he’s doing now. He is taking us to the edge of war.”

The comment is the most high-level accusation yet from Trump’s opponents that the controversial assassination was a political act, and not, as the Trump administration has claimed, an act of self-defense against a man planning attacks on US troops.

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