Donald Trump gets backing over Iran killing – from TV hardman Ant Middleton

TV hardman Ant Middleton has given his backing to Donald Trump over the killing of a top Iranian general.

The SAS: Who Dares Wins star, who was in the British Special Forces, said the US president’s decision to grant the order to kill Qassem Soleimani took “balls”.

He told Good Morning Britain: “President Trump didn’t just act on a whim.

“There was concrete evidence that there was a threat to his people, threat to his citizens, and he acted accordingly.

“I think it’s refreshing that there’s a president out there that’s willing to put the safety and wellbeing of his citizens before any political agenda.

“That takes backbone, that takes balls, and it’s quite refreshing to know.

US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump

“This whole PC culture is slowly dying out…

“You can’t make decisions on someone’s feelings or emotions. It’s got to be facts.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the killing, which has greatly heightened tensions between the US and Tehran.

“To assassinate an official of a foreign government in a third country, in this case Iraq, is illegal under any law and the US, if it wants the world to stand by international law, must stand by international law itself,” he told Sky News.