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Navy SEAL Who Shot Bin Laden Takes Aim at Schiff and Baghdadi: ‘Hey Scum Bag’

Navy SEAL Who Shot Bin Laden Takes Aim at Schiff and Baghdadi: ‘Hey Scum Bag’

A former Navy SEAL credited with firing fatal shots at al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden on Sunday celebrated the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. 

Robert J. O’Neill was responding to President Donald Trump’s announcement hours earlier that Baghdadi had blown himself by detonating a suicide vest during raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria. He also killed three children in the explosion, Trump said.

Baghdadi “died like a dog … died like a coward,” the president added.

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While some commentators complained about Trump’s insensitive tone, O’Neill took it further.

“Hey scumbag, tell bin Laden I said what’s up,” he tweeted.

Robert O’Neill slams Adam Schiff

Speaking with reporters after his address, Trump revealed he had informed some lawmakers about the Baghdadi raid ahead of time. But he said he kept the plan from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.

“We notified some,” he said. “Others are being notified now as I speak. We were going to notify them last night, but we decided not to do that because Washington leaks like I’ve never seen before. There’s nothing — there’s no country in the world that leaks like we do, and Washington is a leaking machine.”

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Amid backlash over Trump’s exclusion of the Democrats, O’Neill again shared his thoughts. The outspoken conservative, who has been known to slam Democrats on Twitter before, was not kind to Schiff.

On Monday, O’Neill, a frequent Fox News guest, made the rounds on cable TV to discuss the Baghdadi operation. On “Fox & Friends,” he called it “incredible” and said he wished he could have been involved in this one, too.

“I’m so proud, but now I kind of know what it’s like to be a little jealous. I’m like, ‘Why couldn’t I have been on that one?’ So cool they did that.”

O’Neill, 43, retired from the Navy in 2012 after 16 years of service.

Cover image: Robert O’Neill./Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. (Screen grabs)

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