Published On: Wed, Oct 30th, 2019

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American TV presenter Jimmy Kimmel showed a sketch that compares the speech US President Donald Trump gave following the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to that given by Barack Obama after the death of Osama bin Laden. Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt shared the clip, posting: “Warning: This is not Alec Baldwin”. Jimmy Kimmel introduces the comedy sketch by saying: “By the way when Obama went on TV to announce that they’d killed Bin Laden, he spoke for nine and a half minutes.

“Trump did 48 minutes on this. And for further comparison, we thought it might be fun to match up Trump’s speech about al-Baghdadi to Obama’s about bin Laden, and we were right it was.”

The clip then compares statements between the former and current US President. Obama began: “The United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden”, while Trump says: “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.”

Obama says: “The United States launched a targeted operation against that compound”, while Trump declares: “They did a lot of shooting, they did a lot of blasting, even not going through the front door.

“You would think they would go through the door, if you were a normal person you say ‘knock knock, may I come in?’”

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Obama states: “After a fire fight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body”, while Trump bluntly says: “He died like a dog.”

The comments come as a Washington spokesman has warned that the fight against the extremist jihadist group is far from over despite the US military’s successful raid on Sunday which led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The US State Department said in a statement following the raid: “The United States is determined to prevent a resurgence of ISIS in Syria and Iraq and continues to work with the Global Coalition to destroy ISIS remnants and thwart its global ambitions.”

The US Government official said that President Trump, by announcing the withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria on October 6, did not suggest that Washington was abandoning the fight against ISIS.

It was confirmed by a Washington official on Tuesday that the body of al-Baghdadi was disposed at sea in a secret location, a similar burial to that of Osama bin Laden, the former leader and founder of al-Qaeda.

Security officials in the US apparently decided it was risky to have a known grave in case it became a shrine to the world’s best-known terrorist.

Foreign Ministers will arrive in Washington on November 14 to discuss the mission in-depth.

French President Emmanuel Macron said al-Baghdadi’s death was a major blow against ISIS, but “the fight continues to finally defeat this terrorist organisation”.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “We will work with our coalition partners to bring an end to the murderous, barbaric activities of Daesh (ISIS) once and for all.”

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