Skip to comments.Trump dismisses criticism from Navy SEAL who led Osama bin Laden mission
Posted on 11/18/2018 3:56:04 PM PST by quasimodo_79
"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace noted during a discussion with the president that William McRaven has said Trump's attacks on the media are the "greatest threat to democracy in his lifetime."
Trump in response called McRaven a "Hillary Clinton fan" and "Obama-backer."
"Wouldnt it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that, wouldnt it have been nice?" Trump asked. "You know, living think of this living in Pakistan, beautifully in Pakistan in what I guess they considered a nice mansion, I dont know, Ive seen nicer. But living in Pakistan right next to the military academy, everybody in Pakistan knew he was there."
"Youre not even going to give them credit for taking down bin Laden?" Wallace asked.
"They took him down but look, look, theres news right there, he lived in Pakistan, were supporting Pakistan, were giving them $1.3 billion a year, which we dont give them anymore, by the way, I ended it because they dont do anything for us, they dont do a damn thing for us," Trump responded.
"Im totally in favor of the media, Im totally in favor of free press, got to be fair press," he added.
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Trump is right. We were paying Pakistan to hide Osama bin Laden.
It didn’t take the SEALs to take bin Laden. He was in our crosshairs many times. Someone wanted a show.
Maybe if this guy had the press going after him with a million fake stories every day he might change his mind.
Bin Laden, the guy we supposedly dumped in the ocean?
And, from what I have read, Panetta had to threaten Obama with leaking the truth, that we had bin Laden many times and Obama wouldnt give the go-ahead. Thats the only reason it finally happened.
William McRaven has said Trump’s attacks on the media are the “greatest threat to democracy in his lifetime.”
What an idiot.
McRaven was promoted by Obama, which tells you all you need to know about the man. He organized and oversaw the operation. He didn’t lead it, because he wasn’t there.
Balance of power goes both ways. The press could use a little house cleaning. First of all the claim of being neutral is a lie. Making up news is not good either.
McRaven as bad as McCain
Simple question. Why? The whole 911 thing stinks. I don’t understand any of it. Mainly because to understand is to accept some very dark truths.
My young (40s) liberal cousin believes this hysterical nonsense.
Hard to believe that a Navy SEAL could be that neurotic.
Chris Wallace needs a smack in the mouth.
More than one account has had Osama in sight only to be told to back off. Considering we had Pakistan by the short and curlies, there was no need for a night raid. Someone had some toys they wanted to use.
“Hard to believe that a Navy SEAL could be that neurotic. “
SEALs come in all sorts of shapes , sizes, and mental fitness. heck, there’s that one who now thinks he’s a girl!
If McRaven got Bin Laden, where’s the body?
you have to love President Trump “ he is the berries “
Stay strong Mr.President
Just remember the ex-governor of Minnesota, good old Jesse Ventura.
Not all Seals retain their SANITY.
Really? I guess you forgot about this "transgender" freak:
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