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ISIS/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TERRORISM: “President Donald Trump on Monday [10-28-19] said his administration may release video footage of the U.S. special operations raid that resulted in the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi…The president characterized the ISIS chief’s demise in cinematic and grisly terms during an address from the White House on Sunday [10-27-19] announcing the overnight raid’s success, employing vivid rhetoric that some critics deemed gratuitous…Trump even likened his real-time monitoring of the mission to ‘watching a movie,’ although the overhead surveillance feeds he was viewing during the raid could not display what was happening in the underground tunnel where Baghdadi killed himself and three children — nor the sounds he was making at the time of his death, according to a report by The New York Times.”

Quint Forgey, “Trump says he may release footage of Baghdadi raid,” Politico, October 28, 2019 10:06 am

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