Trump Just Claimed He Predicted Osama bin Laden Attack And Doubles Down On Claims He Should’ve Been Caught Sooner

Donald Trump doubled down on his criticism of past administrations, military leadership, and the nation of Pakistan for not capturing or killing Osama bin Laden sooner in a series of Monday morning tweets.

“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!”

The comments come one day after Trump escalated his war of words against William McRaven, a retired Navy SEAL and Special Operations commander who oversaw the 2011 raid that killed bin Laden, calling him a “Hillary Clinton fan” and an “Obama backer” who should have gotten to bin Laden faster.

“Wouldn’t it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that, wouldn’t it have been nice?” Trump said during an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

Trump’s comments have set off a firestorm of controversy for the president, whose handling of the military has come under fire despite his professed support for the armed forces.

Regarding Trump’s claim that he predicted Osama bin Laden, that is a LIE.

Trump was quickly called out on his lie:

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