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Outlets Blast Trump For Sharing A Meme Of Hero Dog

October 31, 2019 7:07 PM ET Multiple outlets wrote up that President Donald Trump shared a photoshopped picture of the hero dog who helped take down Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with some referring to the meme as being “doctored.” Trump tweeted a meme Wednesday allegedly originating from The Daily Wire, a conservative outlet,…

NYT Reacts To Memes From Trump Versus Hillary Clinton

October 31, 2019 4:39 PM ET The New York Times called President Donald Trump out for tweeting a “doctored photo” of him giving a combat dog the Medal of Honor Wednesday, but appeared to praise former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her meme-sharing days earlier. The NYT called the meme a “doctored photo” in…

US Central Command Releases Photos, Video From Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Raid

October 30, 2019 5:58 PM ET U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) began releasing photos and video — in addition to previously unreported details — Wednesday of the compound where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi hid and the raid that took him out. “As it became clear that we had gained fleeting and actionable intelligence on his hideout, we…

Islamic State Still Silent on al-Baghdadi’s Death; Jihadis Celebrate His ‘Martyrdom’

The Islamic State (ISIS) still had not responded to the death of its “caliph,” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as of Wednesday afternoon. The ISIS news agency Amaq took little notice of al-Baghdadi’s demise, while “chatter” in jihadi social media networks is reportedly subdued. Reuters on Wednesday quoted analysts who argued the shock of losing Baghdadi was…

Max Boot Deletes Sentence Claiming al-Baghdadi Did Not Die a ‘Coward’

Following significant backlash, Washington Post (WaPo) columnist Max Boot deleted a sentence in a recent piece he wrote, in which he argued that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi did not die a “coward” because “he blew himself up.” Boot — who is both a WaPo columnist and a CNN analyst — wrote a column on Monday, titled, “Baghdadi’s…

Pentagon: ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Remains ‘Appropriately’ Handled

The Pentagon confirmed Monday that the Islamic State terror chief’s remains were disposed of “appropriately” after his suicide to prevent capture this weekend. The rumored “burial at sea” was likely a significant departure from the Islamic burial al-Baghdadi would have preferred. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley told reporters, “Baghdadi’s remains were transported…

WaPo Columnist Deletes Tweet Saying al-Baghdadi Isn’t A Coward Because He Blew Himself Up

October 28, 2019 5:28 PM ET Washington Post columnist Max Boot wrote in an op-ed and tweet Monday that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi couldn’t have died a coward, as President Donald Trump said, because “he blew himself up.” The ISIS leader died by detonating a suicide vest after a two-hour-long raid by U.S.…

Dem Rep. Cohen: Trump ‘Doesn’t Give Credit’ Where Due, al-Baghdadi Raid ‘All About Him’

On Monday’s broadcast of “MSNBC Live,” Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) stated that President Trump isn’t giving credit where it’s due on the raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and that to the president, “It’s all about him. This raid was him.” Cohen said, “Well, it’s just the personalization of policy that we’ve seen…

Susan Rice Huffs: Trump Didn’t Extend ‘Common Courtesy’ of Telling Obama About Al-Baghdadi Mission

Appearing Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation, former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice said she was “quite confident” that the Trump administration did not follow the “normal protocol” of informing President Barack Obama about the weekend killing of Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A partial transcript is as follows:  MARGARET BRENNAN: What…

‘SNL’ Aired Ill-Timed ‘Make ISIS Great Again’ Sketch As US Special Forces Closed In...

October 27, 2019 1:17 PM ET A poorly-timed “Saturday Night Live” sketch suggesting that President Donald Trump would “make ISIS great again” aired Saturday as U.S. Special Forces in northern Syria closed in on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Based on the reported timing of the raid that led to al-Baghdadi’s death — he took…
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