On Sunday, Donald Trump confirmed that the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed during a US military raid in northwest Syria.
Speaking at a press conference at the White House, the president confirmed the death of al-Baghdadi as was more than happy to describe the leaders demise in precise detail.
He died like a dog. He died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place. [He] spent his last moments in utter fear, in total panic and dread, terrified of the American forces bearing down on him.
Trump added that this was the culmination of a three-year search by himself to find al-Baghdadi.
I’ve been looking for him for three years. I’ve been looking for him. I started getting some very positive feedback about a month ago, and we had some incredible intelligence officials that did a great job.
Amazingly, the White House also credited Trump as having a major role to play in the downfall of the ISIS leader, claiming that this came under President Trump's watch.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been on the run for many years.
On President @realDonaldTrump's watch, we've obliterated… https://t.co/bdelC33VMR
— The White House 45 Archived (@The White House 45 Archived)
Yet, eight years ago, when Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces under the presidency of Barack Obama, things were very different.
In a resurfaced tweet from October 2012, Trump who would take every opportunity that he could to criticise Obama, told people to stop congratulating the former president for Bin Laden's death.
According to Trump, people should have been congratulating the Navy Seals that killed the infamous terrorist leader, which is oddly something that he didn't say on Sunday for a job mostly completely by the Navy and the CIA.
With the tweet now doing the rounds again, people have been more than happy to point this out to the current commander-in-chief.
old Trump tweets are the Nostradamus of self-owns https://t.co/DxUfnqlDfD