President Donald Trump used the recent killing of an al-Qaeda leader to claim that he’s tough on terrorism, only to be laughed at on Twitter.
On January 1st, the military finally took down the terrorist who led the attack on the USS Cole in the year 2000 via an airstrike.
Yet, it took Trump five days to tweet about it. And when he did, he took credit and claimed he will “never stop” fighting terrorism:
Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole. We have just killed the leader of that attack, Jamal al-Badawi. Our work against al Qaeda continues. We will never stop in our fight against Radical Islamic Terrorism!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2019
Trump’s claim is contradicted by his decision to pull American forces out of Syria, where the fight against ISIS continues. Basically, Trump is lying when he says he will “never stop” fighting terrorists because he is clearly surrendering in Syria, where several thousand ISIS fighters can now regroup and advance.
Twitter users humiliated Trump for his boast:
He’s been busy tweeting about the wall, so he didn’t know what else was happening in the rest of the world
— Fanatta J (@FanDentiStar) January 6, 2019
Like pulling out of Syria and claiming Isis has been defeated when in fact they have not? Is that your definition of not stopping?
— Bob Simmons (@TalentScoutBob) January 6, 2019
That was on Friday. This is what hate does to your brain.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 6, 2019
thats great news. but we all know it wasn’t ordered by you. thankful for our generals and military personnel who got this done
— nelson morel (@nmorel1971) January 6, 2019
This happened 5 days ago. I realize you’re a very slow reader, but that’s ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/AbJrusBdRY
— Nathaniel Parkinson (@np1959) January 6, 2019
I notice you’re including yourself by using ‘we’. I think it happened in spite of you, not because of you.
— The Velvet Hammer. (@VMatinnia) January 6, 2019
DT has nothing to do with the work our soldiers are doing. He’s pulling them all out. It’s our great military leaders , the ones still standing that is , that are making these decisions. DT just puts his name on it so he can take credit for it.
— Penny Kovarik (@PennyKovarik) January 6, 2019
“We will never stop in our fight against Radical Islamic Terrorism!”
Except in Syria, where you decided to pull up stakes and run for some fool reason.
— Gary M. Sarli (@GMSarli) January 6, 2019
This is why Trump should listen to his generals and our intelligence agencies as well as read his daily briefings. It would have saved him a lot of awkwardness this time.
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