When asked what evidence supported his characterisation, the president claimed that US generals told him they believed the explosions were the result of an attack.
“I met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel that it was,” the president said. “This was not some kind of a manufacturing explosion type of event. This was a – seems to be, according to them, they would know better than I would – but they seem to think it was an attack. It was a bomb of some kind, yes.”