Navy SEAL From Bin Laden Raid Blasts Trump For Promoting Conspiracy Theory

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“It was not a body double. Thank you Mr. President," former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill tweeted.

Robert O’Neill, the former Navy SEAL who participated in the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday for pushing a conspiracy theory claiming it was the Al Qaeda leader’s body double who was killed.

Via RawStory:

“Very brave men said good bye to their kids to go kill Osama bin Laden. We were given the order by President Obama,” Robert O’Neill, who claims to be the one who fired the shot that killed bin Laden, tweeted. “It was not a body double. Thank you Mr. President.”

  • Per the report, O’Neill later tweeted sarcastically, “S**t. I just found out that I killed Osama bin Johnson. Drinks are on me, I guess…”
  • On Tuesday, Trump retweeted a baseless conspiracy theory pushed by QAnon supporters alleging that the Obama administration covered a plot to stage the death of Osama bin Laden.
  • The president made a similar move later on Tuesday night, Forbes reported, retweeting another QAnon account that shared “a video in which Nick Noe, identified by the Daily Beast as a ‘conservative personality’ and ‘father of a former Navy SEAL who died in Benghazi,’ claims Hillary Clinton and Biden colluded with Iran to arrange for Bin Laden to be transferred to Pakistan for ‘Obama's trophy kill...right before his re-election.’”
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