Babylon Bee Ties in a 'Diehard' Reference to Trump's Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Announcement

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Target Center, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


Since the news of the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi over the weekend, the mainstream media and Democrats have commenced in much hand-wringing and concern trolling about whether or not President Trump was truthful in describing the way Baghdadi died, and have demanded answers as to why he did not notify certain “Gang of 8” members like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Trump, who was not legally required to notify any of the Gang of 8 on the military mission, gave a dramatic announcement about Baghdadi’s demise Sunday, giving full credit to the U.S. military and intelligence personnel for a job well done, a mission accomplished.

The patriotic, tough-on-terror speech he gave about what went down sparked The Usual Suspects to compare his speech to the speech President Obama gave on Osama bin Laden’s death, because everything is stupid and Orange Man Bad and stuff.

On the other hand, the satirists at the Babylon Bee took a different approach. Instead of comparing Trump’s speech to Obama’s, they tied in a Diehard movie reference which in my opinion topped all comparisons late night “comedians” and media types made to Obama:

The president said the terrorists, led by Al-Baghdadi, were attempting to steal $640 million from the building’s vault. “Not on my watch,” he said. “I had to make sure the terrorist scum died like a dog.”

Trump says he’s thinking about releasing the footage, which clearly shows him killing one of the ISIS members and then sending a grisly message to the terrorists via a dead body: “Now I have a machine gun. Not good! Sad!” Finally, in a climactic scene, the terrorist is trying to hang on for dear life, holding onto Melania Trump’s wrist. But Trump takes off her watch and sends Al-Baghdadi to his doom.

The photo says it all:

Insert your favorite Diehard quote here!

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