It was a wild weekend in President Trump’s administration. On Saturday, Trump informed the nation that U.S. Special Forces successfully killed ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a raid in Syria.
Instead of being celebrated for killing one of the most evil people on the planet, liberals criticized Trump for whatever reasons they could possibly drum up. It’s Trump Derangement Syndrome at its most obvious.
And one of them was Jamie Lee Curtis who went on a bizarre rant about Trump killing ISIS leader al-Baghdadi.
President Trump ambiguously tweeted on Saturday, “Something very big has just happened!” Liberals rolled their eyes thinking it had some ominous connotation but would he really tweet something like that unless it was good news?
That tweet was due to U.S. Special Forces capturing and killing ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria.
Trump addressed the nation on Sunday morning, “Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organization anywhere in the world. He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way.”
But it was another comment that rubbed “Halloween” actress Jamie Lee Curtis the wrong way.
Trump added that al-Baghdadi “died like a dog [and a] coward.”
In a since deleted tweet, Curtis wrote:
“He may have died a coward @realDonaldTrump but ALL living things suffer when they are blown up. Anyone who has experienced warfare, unlike yourself, would know that. War is brutal. Dogs are brave, bold, loyal, loving and healing.”
Firstly, this is almost unbearably illiterate.
Secondly, is Curtis really trying to give humanity to this evil terrorist as if he deserved any? He slaughtered thousands.
Also, did she really take “died like a dog” literally? President Trump obviously meant it as an expression, which it is and has been for a long time. He wasn’t literally trying to demean dogs.
The origins of the expression go back to Ancient Greece where dying “like a dog” was a fate worse than a typical death because commonplace was that dogs were left unburied. It was a dreadful thought amongst the Ancient Greek as it is in almost every civilization on Earth today too.
Trump said al-Baghdadi didn’t even deserve that fate and he’s right about that. The ISIS leader was unequivocally the most evil terrorist in the world for a long time.
Since Curtis’ tweet, something laughably ironic happened. The assumption is that Trump doesn’t like dogs because, as per tradition, U.S. Presidents get a dog when they enter the White House.
Trump didn’t though. Just because he didn’t take a dog doesn’t mean he doesn’t like them.
Case in point is a tweet he sent out on Monday afternoon where he celebrated the unnamed dog who was a hero in the operation calling he/she “wonderful.”
Trump tweeted, “We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi!”
We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi! pic.twitter.com/PDMx9nZWvw
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2019
Does he seem like an ungrateful dog hater to you?