Does Donald Trump ever consider the consequences of his actions? It appears that he does not. Or he simply doesn’t care. Like a kid, he does what he damn well pleases, in the moment. Impulsively. Without thinking. Without seeking or considering the advice of others. But remember, he’s already told us, he’s a “stable genius” with “great and unmatched wisdom.” So naturally he knows best, and he deemed it best to have Iranian General Soleimani killed with a drone strike. (Congress? Who consults Congress?)
Maybe he thought it would make him famous, like the killing of Osama bin Laden (ordered by his hated predecessor, Obama). Or maybe he thought it would draw media attention away from his impeachment (it has). Or maybe he thought it was a way to flex his muscles and remind everyone what a big, important man (or bully) he is. Or maybe he thought it would somehow improve his re-electability (we’ll see).
Or maybe, just maybe, he didn’t think at all.