US President Donald Trump on Monday slammed former President Clinton in furtherance of his criticism of the hunt for Osama bin Laden, tweeting that “President Clinton famously missed his shot”.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports President Trump had in a TV interview derided retired Adm. William McRaven for being a “Hillary Clinton fan” and for not catching bin Laden more quickly.
McRaven, an outspoken critic of Trump, oversaw the U.S. military operation that extracted and killed bin Laden while also uncovering a treasure trove of Al Qaeda documents.
The operation ended a nearly decade-long manhunt for the Al Qaeda leader responsible for ordering the 9/11 attacks.
Trump claimed he knew about bin Laden, who had been known to U.S. intelligence long before 9/11 – he was found in connection to the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, having ordered the attack in retaliation for U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, before 9/11.
“Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did. I pointed him out in my book just BEFORE the attack on the World Trade Center.
“President Clinton famously missed his shot. We paid Pakistan Billions of Dollars & they never told us he was living there. Fools!
“We no longer pay Pakistan the $Billions because they would take our money and do nothing for us, Bin Laden being a prime example, Afghanistan being another.
“They were just one of many countries that take from the United States without giving anything in return. That’s ENDING!” Trump tweeted.