President Trump announced ISIS leader al-Baghdadi was killed in a special forces raid over the weekend in Syria.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2019
President Trump also thanked the military.
Thank you to the service members, military leaders, and agency officials who were critical to the success of this mission. pic.twitter.com/Az8DYZDqtW
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 27, 2019
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.
The Washington Post has now changed its description of ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from “Terrorist in Chief” to “Austere Religious Scholar” to “Extremist Leader” pic.twitter.com/h899LvZVLX
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) October 27, 2019
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.
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) October 27, 2019
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.