Trump: ‘I Want To Personally Congratulate President Obama’ On The Bin Laden Killing

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May 2, 2011 12:12 p.m.
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So far, it appears that the most effusive praise of President Obama’s job performance in the killing of Osama bin Laden from a potential Republican presidential candidate, is coming from an unexpected place: New York businessman Donald Trump, who has made his name over the last couple months questioning whether Obama was even born in this country and eligible to be president at all.

“I want to personally congratulate President Obama and the men and women of the Armed Forces for a job well done,” Trump said in a statement, NewsMax reports. “I am so proud to see Americans standing shoulder to shoulder, waving the American flag in celebration of this great victory.“We should spend the next several days not debating party politics, but in remembrance of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and those currently fighting for our freedom.

“God Bless America!”

In comparison, other Republicans have been much more low-key in their references to Obama, if they mentioned him at all.

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