So, now this has become a “thing.”
I’m certain Donald Trump is living for the photo above. He’s always wanted to look ‘tough.’
The interesting thing is it’s marked on the White House Flickr account as “President Trump Watches as U.S. Special Operations Forces Close in on ISIS Leader.”
The raid was reported to have taken place at 3:30pm Washington time. But Pete Souza, a White House photographer under Presidents Reagan and Obama notes the camera’s IPTC data indicates the photo was taken at 17:05:24. That would be 5:05pm – over an hour and a half AFTER the raid occurred.
Plus, White House reports show Trump was at his golf course at 3:30pm, not in the Situation Room…?
So, was this photo staged after the fact? If so, why?
The raid, as reported, took place at 3:30PM Washington time. The photo, as shown in the camera IPTC data, was taken at “17:05:24”. https://t.co/XV0MFfFiTt
— Pete Souza (@PeteSouza) October 27, 2019
According to the public schedule, he left the golf club at 3:33pm. The raid took place at 3:30pm. An hour and a half later they staged the photo…
— CeliaSueHecht (@ccwriter9) October 27, 2019
Wait. Oct 26th at 3:30pm Eastern?
Trump was at his golf course at 3:30pm pic.twitter.com/vImrC5mjCP
— Spooky Cat 🎃🐱 #Beto2020🇺🇸 Ⓜ️🍑🤡🇺🇸 (@ImpatientCatX1) October 27, 2019
The motorcade didn’t return back to the White House until 4:18 pm — nearly 50 minutes after the Baghdadi raid started.
Trump was golfing. During the raid. https://t.co/7RZ2UYbP8V
— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) October 27, 2019
A tale of two presidents:
On May 1, 2011, at 4:05pm, President Barack Obama was in the White House Situation Room closely monitoring the raid on Osama Bin Laden.
On October 26, 2019, at 3:30pm, President Donald Trump was golfing and had no idea about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. pic.twitter.com/zLgkQ5xwyi
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) October 27, 2019
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) October 27, 2019
Everything you need to know about Trump is in these two pics:
The Osama bin Laden raid pic was taken in real-time, showing real decision-makers.
The “Baghdadi raid” pics was staged, hours later. Trump was playing golf when it happened. pic.twitter.com/IpSuLnAi6M
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) October 27, 2019