54 Percent of Americans Credit President Trump for Death of ISIS Leader
New poll gives Trump due credit for a landmark victory
Following the raid in Syria that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi last week, the majority of Americans agree that President Donald Trump should be given due credit.
According to new ABC/ Washington Post poll, 54 percent of Americans said Trump deserved the credit.
76% of Republicans credited the President, but only 39% of Democrats did the same.
Forty-five percent of Republicans argued the Baghdadi's death would make America safer while only 15% of Democrats believed it would.
Former President Barack Obama was credited by 76% of Americans with the death of Osama bin Laden before he left office.
The strong majority of 44% versus 12% of Americans think Trump's Syria withdrawal will hurt American efforts to fight ISIS.
Last weekend, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in Syria during a special operation by US forces.
President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday evening that "Something very big has just happened!"
Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most likely would have taken the top spot - Now he is also Dead!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2019
Arizona Democrat Party Chairman Felecia Rotellini claimed that President Donald Trump “has aligned himself with ISIS"— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) October 30, 2019
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Citing a "well-placed military source," Fox News reported the Islamic State group leader, who reportedly had a $25 million bounty on his head, was killed in Syria.
Just days later, Trump announced that US forces took out the Islamic State's new leader Abdullah Qardash, aka "The Professor," confirming that he "has been terminated by American troops."
It was revealed on Monday that former Saddam Hussein officer Qardash was next in line to take over the leadership of ISIS after the former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed.
While Trump didn't name the latest terrorist taken out by US troops, he described the target as Baghdadi’s “number one replacement.”
“Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement had been terminated by American troops,” President Trump announced on Twitter.