President Trump remarks on the Death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi


THE PRESIDENT: Last night, the United States
brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the
most ruthless and violent terror organization anywhere in the world. The United States has been searching for Baghdadi
for many years. Capturing or killing Baghdadi has been the
top national security priority of my administration. U.S. Special Operations Forces executed a
dangerous and daring nighttime raid in northwestern Syria and accomplished their mission in grand
style. The U.S. personnel were incredible. I got to watch much of it. No personnel were lost in the operation, while
a large number of Baghdadi’s fighters and companions were killed with him. He died after running into a dead-end tunnel,
whimpering and crying and screaming all the way. The compound had been cleared by this time,
with people either surrendering or being shot and killed. Eleven young children were moved out of the
house and are uninjured. The only ones remaining were Baghdadi in the
tunnel, and he had dragged three of his young children with him. They were led to certain death. He reached the end of the tunnel, as our dogs
chased him down. He ignited his vest, killing himself and the
three children. His body was mutilated by the blast. The tunnel had caved in on it, in addition. But test results gave certain immediate and
totally positive identification. It was him. The thug who tried so hard to intimidate others
spent his last moments in utter fear, in total panic and dread, terrified of the American
forces bearing down on him. We were in the compound for approximately
two hours, and after the mission was accomplished, we took highly sensitive material and information
from the raid, much having to do with ISIS origins, future plans, things that we very
much want. Baghdadi’s demise demonstrates America’s
relentless pursuit of terrorist leaders and our commitment to the enduring and total defeat
of ISIS and other terrorist organizations. Our reach is very long. As you know, last month, we announced that
we recently killed Hamza bin Laden, the very violent son of Osama bin Laden, who was saying
very bad things about people, about our country, about the world. He was the heir apparent to al Qaeda. Terrorists who oppress and murder innocent
people should never sleep soundly, knowing that we will completely destroy them. These savage monsters will not escape their
fate, and they will not escape the final judgment of God. Baghdadi has been on the run for many years,
long before I took office. But at my direction, as Commander-in-Chief
of the United States, we obliterated his caliphate, 100 percent, in March of this year. Today’s events are another reminder that
we will continue to pursue the remaining ISIS terrorists to their brutal end. That also goes for other terrorist organizations. They are, likewise, in our sights. Baghdadi and the losers who worked for him
— and losers they are — they had no idea what they were getting into. In some cases, they were very frightened puppies. In other cases, they were hardcore killers. But they killed many, many people. Their murder of innocent Americans — James
Foley, Steven Sotloff, Peter Kassig, and Kayla Mueller — were especially heinous. The shocking publicized murder of a Jordanian
pilot, a wonderful young man — spoke to the King of Jordan; they all knew him, they
all loved him — he was burned alive in a cage for all to see. And the execution of Christians in Libya and
Egypt, as well as the genocidal mass murder of Yazidis, rank ISIS among the most depraved
organizations in the history of our world. The forced religious conversions, the orange
suits prior to so many beheadings, all of which were openly
displayed for the world to see, this was all that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — this is what
he wanted. This is what he was proud of. He was a sick and depraved man, and now he’s
gone. Baghdadi was vicious and violent, and he died
in a vicious and violent way, as a coward, running and crying. This raid was impeccable, and could only have
taken place with the acknowledgement and help of certain other nations and people. I want to thank the nations of Russia, Turkey,
Syria, and Iraq. And I also want to thank the Syrian Kurds
for certain support they were able to give us. This was a very, very dangerous mission. Thank you, as well, to the great intelligence
professionals who helped make this very successful journey possible. I want to thank the soldiers, and sailors,
airmen, and Marines involved in last tonight’s operation. You are the very best there is anywhere in
the world. No matter where you go, there is nobody even
close. I want to thank General Mark Milley and our
Joint Chiefs of Staff, and I also want to thank our professionals who work in other
agencies of the United States government and were critical to the mission’s unbelievable
success. Last night was a great night for the United
States and for the world. A brutal killer, one who has caused so much
hardship and death, has violently been eliminated. He will never again harm another innocent
man, woman, or child. He died like a dog. He died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place. God bless America. Thank you.

20 thoughts on “President Trump remarks on the Death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

  1. Thank you Mr.President! Only wished the body wasn't dropped in ocean- makes it seem like Bin Laden's faked death. We prefer transparency no matter what the war hawks like Lindsey Graham say. We know what Lindsey was up to with McCain. Wrong, just wrong.

  2. Only US is the only global police, where is Putin and Russia in this case? In the other hand, Putin is probably supporting for the IS…

  3. Trump Supporters: you do know he just destroyed a valuable alliance with the Kurds and handed Putin a victory (literally calling him to tell him his plan) TO DISTRACT US FROM HIS INNUMERABLE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES, right? You know he thinks he is a king being deposed so he's trying to create a crisis to convince us only he can fix? And that the fact that his desperation to remain in power is his single and only driving force? You know those traits are ones of an attempted tyranny and could end in violence by his gun nut supporters, right?

  4. Bihar and Sunny, on the View is buzzing President Trump, as always! In my opinion those 2 clown are the most evil exciting on earth.😠

  5. "Bag daddy'" may be dead, but their cause is very much alive. President Trump is trying to save himself from impeachment with this…. we DON'T celebrate the death of leaders, even evil, crazy leaders of terrorist organizations… u just don't do it. Egging ISIS on, by saying he died as a coward, and that he killed 3 children l, he's adding fuel to that fire

  6. 👨🏿‍🦲 i’ve already sat through a President using flattery but this one seems to like #Oarid as an “Abradacabra”, or a Word of Great Power. #birthcertificate

  7. Another lie is it, and what about your thieving troops in Syria stealing Syrian oil, this is international banditry, and sends a message that, stealing another nations assets is fine when your guns are bigger – I guess as the Pentagon doesn't serve the President, they serve the Deep State or Shadow Govt, hence the continuing contradictions. Well they aren't bigger than Russia's, so I hope Russia bombs your group of bandits as they are LEGALLY In Syria.
    Best wishes Mr Assad, Syrian people and Russia from New Zealand

  8. Punched Baghdadi, good job…..that's is so possible in new administration….anything is possible in new administration. Praise the Lord for blessing the world.

  9. ❤️❤️❤️ TY God for this president. He stands up for goodness and light and rejects darkness and evil. ❤️❤️❤️

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