Pentagon Leader Doesn’t Know Where Trump Got ISIS Leader’s ‘Whimpering And Crying’

U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper, Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville hold a news conference at the Pentagon July 13, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. The Army officials announced its biggest reorganization in 45 years with the creation of the Army Futures Command, which is tasked with modernizing the fighting force.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley announces that Austin, Texas, will be the new headquarters for the Army Futures Command during a news conference at the Pentagon on July 13, 2018. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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October 28, 2019 3:54 p.m.

President Donald Trump claimed that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was “whimpering and crying and screaming” right before his death, but Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Mark Milley doesn’t know where Trump got those particular details.

“I know the President had planned to talk down to the unit and unit members, but I don’t know what the source of that was,” Milley told reporters on Monday. “But I assume it was talking directly to unit members.”

“You haven’t talked to any unit members who described that to you?” a journalist asked.

“I have not talked to unit members, no, that’s correct,” Milley responded. “I’ve talked to the commanders and CENTCOM, but not down to the members.”

Watch the general below:

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