The president was a surprise guest on radio host Rush Limbaugh’s show on Monday, Jan. 6, and he thanked the conservative talk personality and others, for allowing the truth to be heard.

In his defense of the decision to eliminate the world’s No. 1 terrorist Quds Force Gen. Qassem Soleimani last Thursday night, the president stressed both former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama were remiss in not taking the terrorist down on their watch.

Soleimani had equipped terrorists with IEDs and anti-tank bombs to attack U.S. military stationed in the Middle East.

“Those are the roadside bombs and the bombs that blow up all over the place—and then the sister, which is the big one, the big version, that actually knocks out tanks and kills everybody within earshot. A really horrible weapon. He’s responsible for all those incredible young people over at Walter Reed—where they do such a great job, by the way—where they lose their arms and their legs and all. He gave so much of that technology,” said the president.

“This should have been done for the last 15-20 years,” President Trump said. “Him in particular. He was their real military leader. He’s a terrorist. He was designated as a terrorist by Obama, and then Obama did nothing about it.”

The president reassured Americans that the world is a lot safer with the Quds commander eliminated, “Much of that stuff was made in Iran. He should have been taken out a long time ago,” President Trump said. “And we had a shot at him, and we took him out, and we’re a lot safer now because of it.”

The president is prepared to retaliate should Iran decide to attack the U.S. military or citizens.

“We’ll see what happens. We’ll see what the response is if any,” he said. “But you’ve seen what I’ve said our response would be.”

Speaking of the Obama administration’s policy on Iran, the president told Limbaugh, “I don’t think they had a purpose. I don’t think they knew what was happening. Why did he give them $150 billion, much of it going back into terror? If you look at what’s happening … When I first came into office, I went to the Pentagon, and they showed me 18 “sites of confliction,” meaning conflict over there. And every one of them was started by Iran, either their soldiers or they paid for soldiers, soldiers for hire. I have no idea what they tried to do with appeasement.”

The response by mainstream media to Soleimani’s death was to portray the terrorist, as a scholar, someone who was revered in society. Breitbart reported: Nolte: Media Hate Trump So Much, they Glorify Terrorist Qasem Soleimani 

Washington Post, “Airstrike at Baghdad airport kills Iran’s most revered military leader, Qasem Soleimani.”
And that sentence wasn’t in a longer piece detailing Soleimani’s crimes against humanity. Nope, it was how the far-left Post described this war criminal in its tweet breaking the news.

CNN: “Imagine the French Foreign Legion, at the height of the French empire. This guy is regarded in Iran as a completely heroic figure.”
“I was trying to think of somebody, and I was thinking of [Charles] de Gaulle.”
“He is regarded as personally incredibly brave. The troops love him.”

CBS: “Military genius … inspirational.”

New Yorker: “a flamboyant former construction worker and bodybuilder with snowy white hair, a dapper beard, and arching salt-and-pepper eyebrows.”

New York Times: “Many saw him as a larger-than-life hero, particularly within security circles. Anecdotes about his asceticism and quiet charisma joined to create an image of a warrior-philosopher who became the backbone of a nation’s defense against a host of enemies.”

President Trump is never referred to in the same way by the established media.