White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer begins his daily press conference confirming that the military (with the approval of President Trump) dropped the ‘MOAB’ Mother of all Bombs on ISIS in Afghanistan. That is the biggest bomb that has ever been used by the United States Military except for a nuclear weapon. When President Trump declared during the election process that he was going to “bomb the (expletive) out of ISIS” he obviously was not kidding around. Listen in.
Here is a transcript of this portion of the press conference and the remarks by Press Secretary Sean Spicer:
MR. SPICER: Good afternoon. As many of you are aware, there’s currently some news breaking out of Afghanistan, so I just want to give you a quick update.
At around 7:00 p.m. local time in Afghanistan last night, the United States military used a GBU-43 weapon in Afghanistan. The GBU-43 is a large, powerful and accurately delivered weapon. We targeted a system of tunnels and caves that ISIS fighters used to move around freely, making it easier for them to target U.S. military advisors and Afghan forces in the area.
The United States takes the fight against ISIS very seriously. And in order to defeat the group, we must deny them operational space, which we did. The United States took all precautions necessary to prevent civilian casualties and collateral damage as a result of the operation. Any further details, I would refer you to the Department of Defense on that.