CNN Desperately Defends Terrorist Leader’s Reputation as a Tough Guy

Nicholas Fondacaro | November 3, 2019
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A week after ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was eliminated in a raid by U.S. Special Forces at the order of President Trump, the liberal media were still desperately trying to discredit the President’s claim that the terrorist fled down a dead-end tunnel in fear while “crying” and “whimpering.” They were so reluctant to give Trump a W that CNN was defending al-Baghdadi’s reputation from Trump’s description.

During Saturday’s CNN Newsroom, host Fredricka Whitfield began the segment in a huff. “Nearly a week after the President gave a graphic and detailed account of the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, there are still unanswered questions about the accuracy of the President's description of the terrorist's final moments,” she whined.

Following a video of spliced together soundbites of Trump saying al-Baghdadi was “crying” and “whimpering”, she bitterly declared:

But guess what, the defense secretary, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the regional commander who oversaw the operation all say they don't know where the President got the information about Baghdadi crying or whimpering before he detonated his suicide vest.

She also touted a snarky New York Times article with a headline claiming only Trump could hear the whimpering.