2020 Democrats on defensive as Trump capitalizes on Soleimani killing

Democratic presidential candidates, largely running on domestic issues such as immigration and healthcare, are seeing their best-laid campaign plans upended by the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Quds Force leader, Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

The 14-person Democratic field is now grappling with how President Trump’s decision to order the strike on the top general for Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei will change the landscape of their campaigns.

Depending on how Iran responds and how Trump handles the crisis, Soleimani’s assassination could either reframe the primary and general election around foreign policy or leave Democrats on the defensive as Trump claims
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