Weeks after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in a covert mission in
Yemen, Trump has resisted accepting responsibility for authorizing
the mission and the subsequent death of Senior Chief Petty Officer
William “Ryan” Owens.
In an interview with Fox News that aired Tuesday morning, Trump
said the mission “was started before I got here.” He noted that
the operation was something his generals “were looking at for a
long time doing.”
“This was something that was, you know, just — they wanted to
do,” Trump said. “ And they came to see me and they explained what
they wanted to do, the generals, who are very respected.”
“And they lost Ryan,” Trump continued.
So: cowardice, paranoia, anti-Semitism, and tone-deaf racism.