Someone Basically Told Trump “You Won’t” Before He Launched the Yemen Raid
You know that dumb frat guy who can be convinced to do anything if someone tells him “you won’t”? Well, that’s basically our president.
If you’ve been up on the news, you probably know about Trump’s hugely botched Yemen raid. The raid resulted in the death of Navy SEAL William Owens, as well as many civilians’ lives (possibly children as well). It also resulted in the loss of a $75 million helicopter, and wounded three Americans.
So how did Trump get convinced to approve this counterterrorism attack that seemingly wasn’t the best idea? We’re sure it wasn’t that hard in the first place, but the magic words were reportedly something like: “Obama’s administration would’ve never been bold enough to launch this.”
Trump’s advisers allegedly told him Obama wouldn’t have been “bold enough” to launch the raid, a White House source told NBC News.
Additionally, Defense Secretary James Mattis and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told him the attack would be a “game changer.”
Unfortunately, unless his idea of a “game changer” was hurting and killing American soldiers and innocent civilians, things didn’t go quite as planned.
Although everybody involved in the attack reported what a sh*t show it was, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called the raid a success. Maybe another alternative fact?
Sure, it could have been worse, we guess. But can you imagine if Hillary did something like this? Republicans would be whining about it for years like they did with Benghazi.
I don’t know about you guys, but something about having a man with the rationale of a pre-teen boy with confidence issues in charge of the nuclear codes is a little bit concerning? Maybe it’s just me though.