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Trump ‘pointed out’ Osama Bin Laden pre-9/11, blames past presidents

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  • President Donald Trump said on Monday he “pointed out”
    Osama Bin Laden in a book of his, published in 2000, and then
    blamed former President Bill Clinton for not killing him before
    the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. 
  • Trump has been publically clashing with the former US
    Navy admiral who was in charge of the 2011 raid that killed Bin
    Laden near Abbottabad, Pakistan.
  • Trump also used the opportunity to defend his September
    cut
    of funding to Pakistan, one of the world’s
    poorest nuclear nations and one that struggles with domestic
    extremism.

President Donald Trump said on Monday he “pointed out” Osama Bin
Laden in a book of his, published in 2000, and then blamed former
President Bill Clinton for not killing him before the September
11, 2001 terror attacks. 

“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!” Trump tweeted on
Monday.

Trump’s comments are the latest in a long line as he repeatedly
touted his mention of Bin Laden in “The America We Deserve,” a
book he put out shortly before the attacks. 

Trump’s book did name Bin Laden in a chapter on the US foreign
policy he envisions, but did not explicitly call for the US to
strike him or provide any specific predictions. Instead, he used
it as an example of what he calls “haphazard” foreign
policy. 

Throughout his 2016 campaign, Trump claimed to have predicted the
attacks. 

Clinton, while in office, did attempt to take out Bin
Laden, but with no success.

Recently, Trump criticized retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven,
a former Navy SEAL who oversaw the raid that took out Osama bin
Laden in 2011.

In an interview with Fox News, Trump called McRaven “a
Hillary Clinton backer and an Obama backer.” McRaven did not
endorse Clinton or former President Barack Obama. McRaven has
vocally opposed Trump for his clashes with the US intelligence
community. 

In the same Fox interview, Trump accused Pakistan of not doing “a
damn thing for us.” Trump has cut around $800 million in military
assistance to Pakistan, one of the world’s poorest nuclear
nations.

Pakistan has widely been seen as harboring terrorists and being
friendly to Islamist forces that sometimes clash with the US in
Afghanistan.

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