Listen: Osama Bin Laden, President Trump, President Obama discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"Next, President Trump charging the Obama White House should have killed Osama bin Laden, much sooner Leon Panetta CIA director when bin Laden was taken out is out front. Plus breaking news vodka Trump's sent hundreds of emails about government business using her personal Email account. Did she break federal law and Senate Democrats suing to block Matt Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general one of the senators leading the charge is out front. Let's go out front. And good evening. I'm Erin Burnett out front this evening, President Trump targeting the military tonight doubling down after slamming. The four star Admiral who was in charge of the Obama bin Laden raid. Trump tweeting, quote, of course, we should have captured Osama bin Laden long before we did why is the president even talking about bin Laden right now. Well, the reason is because he was asked about criticism from the man who oversaw the capture and killing of bin Laden and instead of dressing the criticism, but he got from Admiral mcraven, the president pivoted lobbing insults. Instead. Now, retired four-star Admiral mcraven was ABC will you oversaw the capture Saddam Hussein and the killing of bin Laden. Just a couple of the things that he did in thirty seven years in the United States military, and then in February of two thousand seventeen he said this about Donald Trump. The president said the news media. Is the enemy of the American people this sentiment. This sentiment may be the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime. The greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime. Well, he said that in two thousand seventeen but it was yesterday when President Trump was specifically asked about them in his interview with Chris Wallace. And here's what he said. He's a Hillary Clinton, backer and are no bomb backer. And frankly, the navy seal. Nice. If we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that. Wouldn't it have been nice? Okay. So let's go to the facts is always first the issue of mcraven politics. He's telling CNN in a statement, quote, I did not back Hillary Clinton or anyone else. I'm a fan of President Obama and President George W Bush both of whom I worked for I'd wire all presidents, regardless of their political party who uphold the dignity of the office and who used that office to bring the nation together and challenging time. So that's the part about his politics. Now, what about the second part of President Trump's slam on mcraven? You know, when he brought in Balat, it should have caught bin Laden's sooner. Well, the former CIA deputy director, Michael Morell summed it up this way saying quote correction needed to his comment today. The mcraven should have found bin Laden sooner CIA, did the finding mcraven special operators did the getting they moved within days of President Obama giving the order in other words, there's no faster mcraven could've moved but Trump's slam of mcraven is actually part of a pattern. Our military's is asking I know more about ISIS than the generals do as the war hero was captured. I like people that weren't capture that last comment, of course, is about the late. Senator John McCain who spent roughly five and a half years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam repeatedly, tortured and two of the years that he was there were in solitary confinement. Now, President Trump, of course, did not serve in the military in spite of the draft he received five deferments for Vietnam one of which was for bone Spurs. In fact, this is what we've heard him say about his Vietnam experience comparing dating to."