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Trump vs. Obama: Death of Terrorist Leaders

May 1, 2011: Obama announces bin Laden’s death October 27, 2019 : Trump announces Baghdadi’s death Two presidents, two styles.

The president's comments represented a stark departure from how he felt in 2012

A U.S. Special Forces operation led to the death of the Islamic State's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in Syria. In his announcement, President Donald Trump said al-Baghdadi "died like a dog" while detonating an explosive vest that killed himself and three children. Following the raid, the White House released a photo from inside the Situation Room. Two photos and they're quite noticeable in which each administration has handled counter terrorism.

One can get the impression that these are a bunch of professionals focused on a serious job of watching over a dangerous operation that would inevitably lead to death and that could go horribly wrong. For Trump, on the other hand, there is no distinction between the image of the job and the work itself. He promoted his own role in the al-Baghdadi raid, put himself on a pedestal compared with previous presidents, and, in the end, what should have been an announcement of the U.S.'s most significant counterterrorism victory in five years turned into another Trump show episode.

The Obama-era photo and speech, meanwhile during the Bin-Laden raid, strikes a significantly less formal tone while delivering the gravity of the moment. As the Associated Press reported, the 2011 photo depicts a packed room of advisers and reflects Obama's "interest in receiving a broad array of opinions." Osama bin Laden, the founder and first leader of the Islamist terrorist group, Al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, by United States Navy SEALs of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group also known as SEAL Team Six. Obama is an object in the 2011 photo, while Trump is the subject of the 2019 photo. The president's comments represented a stark departure from how he felt in 2012. "Stop congratulating Obama for killing Bin Laden," he tweeted. "The Navy Seals killed Bin Laden."

Brut.

10/28/2019 9:03 PMupdated: 10/29/2019 4:03 PM
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  • Sonia W.
    14 hours

    Comparison between an intelligent and unintelligent

  • Patricia R.
    14 hours

    President Barack Obama said it well.

  • Ronald C.
    16 hours

    Trump is the most dangerous terrorist

  • Jack W.
    16 hours

    Because was sitting like that because they were about to kill his cousin 😂

  • Steve C.
    16 hours

    Wait a minute.... sounds like we violated some LOW on that 2nd one Lmaoo running for his life? Crying and whimpering?? Maybe don’t tell the public that Mr. president because it’s definitely not legal.

  • Steve C.
    16 hours

    Wait a minute.... sounds like we violated some LOW on that 2nd one Lmaoo running for his life? Crying and whimpering?? Maybe don’t tell the public that Mr. president

  • Cortaviouss S.
    18 hours

    The racist voted for him

  • Belen G.
    20 hours

    Who cares as long as they protect THIS country! Love my U.S.A!

  • Franko G.
    21 hours

    Why can’t trump close his mouth after a statement? It’s like he keeps his lips perched because if he closes them they may stick together or something 😂😂😂🤷🏽‍♂️

  • Breanda F.
    a day

    For someone who blames Obama for all his failures seems to me wants to model his so called successes after him. One Prez was focused diligent trusted by most and on the other hand you get apathy and excessive mistruth. Vote Blue 2020.

  • J'Juan B.
    a day

    WTF was the point of this post!!🤦🏿‍♂️

  • David M.
    a day

    Yall reaching.

  • Jill O.
    a day

    IKR

  • Tyrone M.
    a day

    I-M-P-E-A-C-H

  • Steven H.
    a day

    One give information eloquently, one being a braggert trying to sound tough for his voters.

  • Robin J.
    a day

    45 looks like he's taking a class reunion picture

  • Reggie J.
    a day

    Either way its time for something new.

  • Jon S.
    a day

    Trump cant read ... That boy is an idiot ....lol

  • Charon F.
    a day

    People these people dont give a dam how well spoken President Obama speaks it's all about the color if his skin, and that's all that's matter.

  • Jeremy W.
    a day

    Trump killed the leader of Obama's ISIS. 100% true