Donald Trump warns we’re on the ‘brink of WW3’

Donald Trump has claimed the drone attack which killed three US soldiers ‘would never have happened’ if he was president (Picture: David Becker/Getty Images)

A former US president has warned that the country is ‘on the brink of World War Three’ after three of its solders were killed in a drone strike.

More than two dozen more US Army soldiers were injured after a drone attack overnight at a military outpost in Jordan, near the Syrian border.

Now Donald Trump has blasted Joe Biden’s administration over the attack, claiming the current president’s ‘weakness and surrender’ were to blame for the drone strike.

Trump took to Truth Social to warn that the US is ‘on the brink of World War Three’ and claimed the strike would ‘never have happened if I was president, not even a chance’.

He said: ‘This brazen attack on the United States is yet another horrific and tragic consequence of Joe Biden’s weakness and surrender.

‘This attack would NEVER have happened if I was President, not even a chance – Just like the Iranian-backed Hamas attack on Israel would never have happened, the War in Ukraine would never have happened, and we would right now have Peace throughout the World.

An aerial shot of the base where three US soldiers were killed (Picture: AP)

The attack took place close to the border with Syria (Picture: Metro Graphics)

Joe Biden bows his head in a moment of silence for the three American troops killed on Sunday (Picture: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

‘Instead, we are on the brink of World War Three.’

Trump claimed he had Iran – who are accused of being behind the drone strike – ‘weak, broke and totally under control’ when he left office, saying they could ‘barely scrape two dollars together to fund their terrorist proxies’.

‘Then Joe Biden came in and gave Iran billions of dollars, which the regime has used to spread bloodshed and carnage throughout the Middle East,’ Trump added.

‘This terrible day is yet more proof that we need an immediate return to PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH, so that there will be no more chaos, no more destruction, and no more loss of precious American lives.

‘Our country cannot survive with Joe Biden as commander in chief.’

The Biden administration hit back against Trump’s claims, with deputy press secretary Andrew Bates telling the MailOnline: ‘As President Biden said today, we will respond decisively at a time and place of our choosing.

‘President Biden has acted swiftly and forcefully to hold the Iranian backers of these hostile groups accountable – including with multiple air strikes.

‘Attempts by far right congressional Republicans to politicize our national security are illogical and detrimental to our safety and security.

‘In fact, these Republican officials never criticized the previous administration when the same militias attacked American troops, including in 2020.

‘If congressional Republicans share President Biden’s priority of holding Iran accountable, they should back his retaliation against the groups who committed today’s acts, as well as the national security supplemental request – and they should stop giving Iran a pass for helping Russia attack Ukraine.’

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