CNN's Berman calls killing of Soleimani "murder"

Did CNN just accuse President Trump of “murder?” On this morning’s New Day, co-host John Berman called the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani “murder,” before adding, “assassination.” Given that the strike on Soleimani was reportedly ordered by President Trump, Berman’s choice of language would seem tantamount to accusing President Trump of a capital crime.

Here’s the exact quote. Talking about the last impeachment and Bill Clinton’s 1998 air strikes against Iraq, Berman said of last night’s attack: “Not to diminish the importance of the air strikes in Iraq at the time, but that’s nothing compared to the murder, the assassination of General Soleimani. And this comes during the Senate impeachment trial.”