Donald Trump has very few real accomplishments to his name after three long years. The killing of the mass-murderous ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was an objectively good moment for his administration, although to be fair he deserves very little credit. The credit belongs to the brave men and women of the U.S. military who have continued to function professionally and serve courageously despite the abuse heaped on them by their incompetent and ill-intentioned commander-in-chief. A man who can’t even be bothered to read his Presidential Daily Briefings does not get to claim to be a brilliant strategic mind.
With his impeachment trial in full swing, Trump has returned to talking about al-Baghdadi in a desperate attempt to convince Americans that he’s not a complete failure of a president. Today, CNN’s Daniel Dale shared some remarks Trump made back on Jan. 17 at a fundraiser and it appears he went on a long, incoherent rant about the dead ISIS commander.
Disregarding the bizarre and borderline incoherent way Trump described the raid, the bit about the military dog is laugh-out-loud funny. The President of the United States of America, the commander of the most powerful country in the history of the world, is mad that a creature named Conan got more attention than he did.
“The dog, Conan, became very famous. In fact, the press wanted to give the dog much more attention than they gave me. And it’s OK. It’s true, the dog got more credit than I did,” Trump said, giving the donors a direct look into his warped psyche.
This is a president who can’t manage to escape his own bloated, malformed ego even when discussing a dog. The fact that Republicans continue to take this man seriously and tout him as one of our greatest leaders should show you how intellectually seriously you should take the modern GOP.
CNN's @Kevinliptakcnn obtained audio of Trump speaking at a high-dollar fundraiser on Jan. 17. Here's the transcript of Trump's account of how the Baghdadi raid came to be and how it unfolded. pic.twitter.com/SkNRvkhd9M
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 24, 2020
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This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.