‘President’ Trump Publicly Shames U.S Generals For Botched Yemen Raid

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Yet again, President Donald Trump has passed the blame onto others rather than taking ownership himself. Fox & Friends questioned the president regarding the raid in Yemen that was a flop and ended with a deceased Navy SEAL, William “Ryan” Owens. When asked about the criticism from the devastated and heartbroken father of Owens, Trump indicated that the organization of the mission began under the administration of former President Obama.

‘This was a mission that was started before I got here. This was something that was, uh, you know, they wanted to do. They came to see me, they explained what they wanted to do, the generals, who are very respected. My generals are the most respected that we’ve had in many decades, I believe. And they lost Ryan.’

Trump did mention that there is nothing worse than losing a son and that he can see why Owen’s father denied the offer to meet with him. With that being said, Trump also suggested the mission was well worth it and that according to Defense Secretary James Mattis, it was a successful operation.

The mission may have achieved some of its objectives, but for a father who has just lost his son, hearing that a mission was a success would be detrimental.

Owen’s father brought up a fantastic point by questioning:

‘Why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it wasn’t even barely a week into his administration? Why? For two years prior, there were no boots on the ground in Yemen — everything was missiles and drones — because there was not a target worth one American life. Now, all of a sudden we had to make this grand display?’

And he’s right. Why now? If it has been a territory without boots on the ground for two years, there was obviously a high risk of danger. Yes, military members within any branch are aware of what they sign up for, but after being deployed 12 times it seems a bit odd for a mishap of this sort. Sounds like Trump wanted a “big win” for the U.S. as soon as he stepped foot into the White House.

You can watch the clip of Trump’s response to the death of Ryan Owens below:

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