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Chris Cuomo of CNN said Monday night that “hell yeah” President Donald Trump deserves credit for killing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of ISIS.
Al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide jacket while hiding in a tunnel inside a compound of northern Syria as U.S. forces raided, killing himself and three of his children. Trump confirmed that the body was indeed the ISIS leader by a DNA test on Sunday morning.
Cuomo said on Monday night’s “Cuomo Prime Time” that the president deserves credit for killing the notorious terrorist.
“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, dead on this president’s watch,” Cuomo said. “Should he get credit? Hell yeah, he should …”
The CNN host continued on to explain why “a win is never good enough” for Trump, noting that the president said “another president should have gotten him.” Cuomo said he means that “his win must also be a loss for Obama.”
“He should have been killed years ago. Another president should’ve gotten him,” Trump said during a televised speech Sunday. The president has not called by name any former president for failing to kill the leader of ISIS.
Al-Baghdadi was responsible for mass murder and terrorism, leading a group charged with execution of propaganda videos, including the one showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley in 2014. He was also blamed for relentlessly raping and torturing aid worker Kayla Mueller from Arizona after being taken hostage in 2013. It is estimated that Mueller died in 2015.