‘Osama Bin Laden was big, but this is the biggest there is’: Donald Trump boasts that the strike on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi eclipses Barack Obama’s hit on the 9/11 mastermind as the White House releases photo from the Situation Room
- Donald Trump boasted that the U.S. military raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a bigger triumph that the killing of Osama bin Laden
- On Sunday the president announced al-Baghdadi took his own life after he was cornered by U.S.-led forces in a raid of his Idlib, Syria hideout
- Trump touted the operation as more important the killing of bin Laden, the Al-Qaeda founder who orchestrated the 9/11 terror attacks
- Bin Laden’s killing was orchestrated by the Obama administration in 2011
- On Sunday the White House released a photo of Trump in the Situation Room looking directly into the camera
President Donald Trump has boasted that the military raid that led to the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a bigger triumph than the Obama administration’s strike against notorious al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
On Sunday Trump announced the strike against the shadowy ISIS leader where he was cornered by U.S. Special Ops forces in his hideout in northwest Syria and denoted his suicide vest, killing himself and three of his children.
‘Bin Laden was a big thing, but this is the biggest there is. This is the worst ever,’ Trump victoriously said on Sunday.
‘Osama bin Laden was big, but Osama bin Laden became big with the World Trade Center. This is a man who built a whole, as he would like to call it, a country, a caliphate,’ he added.
On Sunday President Donald Trump boasted that the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a bigger triumph that the killing of Osama bin Laden that took place under Barack Obama’s administration. The White House shared this photo from inside the Situation Room during the al-Baghdadi raid in Syria on Sunday. From left to right: National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, Vice President Mike Pence, Trump, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army General Mark Milley and Brig. General Marcus Evans
On Sunday Trump announced the strike against the shadowy ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi where he cornered by U.S. Special Ops forces in his hideout in northwest Syria and denoted his suicide vest, killing himself and three of his children
The president couldn’t help but draw comparison to his administration’s military strike with that of Barack Obama in 2011.
The killing of bin Laden was lauded as one of the great successes of Obama’s time in office as the terrorist leader was the founder of Al-Qaeda and the mastermind of the September 11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.
Bin Laden was killed in a Navy SEALs operation where agents raided Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011.
In his speech Trump pointed out that bin Laden wasn’t known to the world until 9/11, and claimed the killing of Al-Baghdadi was a bigger target because he was the man behind the Islamic caliphate.
The president couldn’t help but draw comparison to his administration’s military strike with Barack Obama’s hit on al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden (above) in 2011, claiming the death of al-Baghdadi was a bigger triumph
This Situation Room photo shows then President Barack Obama alongside VP Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the raid of notorious al-Qaeda leader and terrorist Osama bin Laden’s lair in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011
On Sunday the Trump administration released a photo from inside the situation room where the president appeared stone-faced and looked directly into the camera.
He sat alongside National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, and Brig. Gen. Marcus Evans, the Pentagon’s current deputy director for special operations and counterterrorism.
Trump faced criticism for drawing comparison to the Obama administration.
‘Trump claiming killing Baghdadi was “bigger” than killing bin Laden shows how petty and vile Trump is. He will use any moment he can to tell his base that he’s better than the dreaded black President they all hated,’ one Twitter user noted.
Trump faced criticism on Twitter for drawing comparison to the Obama administration
‘Trump boasting that killing Baghdadi was a much bigger accomplishment than killing Osama bin Laden just shows how Trump has so much jealousy and contempt for our nation’s first black President, whom he will never measure up to in a million years,’ another Twitter user added.
‘I refuse to listen to him. His Obsession with #PresidentObama is pretty sick. He’s in a contest with himself,’ another chimed in.
Trump also faced criticism for his Situation Room photo where looked square into the camera.
Some accused him of trying to recreate a moving Situation Room photo like that of the bin Laden strike, in which Obama, then Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton candidly watch the strike unfold on a screen with grave faces.