Washington Post Changes Baghdadi Obit from ‘extremist leader’ to ‘austere religious scholar’

President Trump announced ISIS leader al-Baghdadi was killed in a special forces raid over the weekend in Syria.

President Trump also thanked the military.

Following the president’s announcement, The Washington Post struggled with the obituary headline.

The first headline read “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, extremist leader of Islamic State, dies at 48,” and was revised to “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi austere religious scholar at the helm of the Islamic State.”

The initial headline and revised headline was exposed on Twitter.

Democrats were not happy that they were informed about the raid after the fact.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued a statement congratulating the military but expressed disappointment that Russia was aware of the raid but House members were not.

The House must be briefed on this raid, which the Russians but not top Congressional Leadership were notified of in advance, and on the Administration’s overall strategy in the region.

A CNN reporter criticized President Trump’s tone.

Instead of celebrating the death of a brutal terrorist, Democrats and the anti-Trump media will find a way to politicize the raid by criticizing President Trump.