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A Tale Of Two Raids: How Trump And Obama Helmed Their Missions

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October 28, 2019 4:23 p.m.

The last time the American public learned that its government had carried out a top-secret, high-risk raid to execute a primary terrorist enemy, it was 2011. President Barack Obama was in the White House.

The night before the raid, Obama was out of the office delivering a soon-to-be infamous roast at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, pillorying a stone-faced Donald Trump who’d for months spearheaded the racist birtherism conspiracy theory.

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