James Clapper Will Not Give Trump Credit, Says Killing Baghdadi Could Make ISIS Stronger

October 28, 2019   |   by James G. Dalton

f you thought that killing the world’s most wanted terrorist would bring Americans together you were incorrect.

James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence for former President Obama, sees the negative in the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

He appeared on the CNN show “State of The Union” with Jake Tapper on Sunday to talk about President Donald Trump’s victory but gave him no credit.

“Well I’m very interested for me the contribution of the intelligence community that led to this. It looks like this is kind of a reminiscent of the textbook relationship between intelligence and special operations that took down Osama bin Laden.

“And it is very reminiscent of that. And it is quite significant. A huge symbolic meeting for taking out Baghdadi, who has been a target for some time.

“I think what is going to be interesting is to the extent to which this negatively effects ISIS or does it galvanize ISIS, the remnants of ISIS, which still survives as a ideology and has franchises in other places besides Syria,” he said.

“ISIS is more than just Baghdadi, as important as he was. 14,000 to 18,000 fighters yet remaining and the franchise are branches in other places — notably, Afghanistan where of course we still have forces.

“ISIS did participate in losing leadership. So they decentralized and groomed people to assume the role,” he said.

“Now I don’t know that they have anybody would have the symbolic importance of Baghdadi, but I don’t think we can say at this point that we can stop worrying about ISIS,” he said.

It came after CNN cut off President Trump to talk to Clapper and other experts.

CNN Cuts Off Trump Press Conference On Baghdadi While MSNBC Covers It.In one of the most biased moves in the history of television news CNN cut away from the press conference of President Donald Trump on the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The astounding part is that MSNBC, the most liberal network in the news, stayed with the press conference as CNN cut it off.

“All right, as the press conference and announcement turns into lesser matters about who will be invited to the White House to thank them, let’s talk about the momentous announcement President Trump just made,” Jake Tapper said.

via thefederalistpapers

Recent Comments

  1. Mike D'Angelo

    October 28, 2019 @ 2:49 pm

    CNN makes my job of decision making so much easier these days.

    If and when I happen to see CNN (never in my house) I take the information at face value, and think the exact opposite.

    When the Clinton News Network starts to “REPORT THE NEWS” and let “ME” decide what I think about issues, then and only then would I waste my time on listening to them.

    Report the News!

    Novel idea, when will CNN start doing that again?


    October 28, 2019 @ 3:23 pm

    Isn’t this just so Indicative of the errant behavior of the *Demoncrat party? This “pattern of digressive, & erroneous”, strategy, is exactly, why Clapper is no longer trusted with top-secret info, & he “lost his job”! Clapper in no longer trusted, just like Brennan, Obama, Biden, Clinton, Elijah Cummins…{ no longer with us, or John Conyers}…..Thankfully, they no longer can be a “cog in the wheel” of American Intelligence, & day to day operations, leading the world!

    The Electorate, of the East Coast, & Californication…..better get your “stuff together”….You are sending absolutely the worst leadership to Washington……{don’t believe me?}…..Just look at the modern-day results of their incompetency! Incompetency, spelled: Clinton, Biden, Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, Durbin, Gavin Newsom, { John McCain, also gone}……D. Feinstein, K. Harris, M. Waters, &…..”THAT BAG OF SCHIFF”…..Nadler, Sheila jackson Lee, The incompetent 20, that are *Demoncrat hopefuls! What a very SAD CASE”, for America…..This once great party, now at it’s worst in History!

    • rafael

      October 28, 2019 @ 3:59 pm

      Clapper Vaiaffanculo , Bastardo .

  3. Nate-ncp

    October 28, 2019 @ 3:27 pm

    Clapper should be better seen and not heard! Baghdadi is dead, GOOD! However may replace him? His days are numbered.
    After that mess is cleaned up, this country needs to continue cleaning house over here. Remove more of ‘The Swamp Crap’ out of Washington!

    • Nate-ncp

      October 28, 2019 @ 3:28 pm


    • Dora

      October 28, 2019 @ 8:06 pm

      He even looks stupid. His tupidity is very obvious by working at CNN, Corrupt Naive News, look of what he did during THE KENYAN ADMINISTRATION all corruption but that’s what Corrupt Naive News hires crooks.

  4. Rex

    October 28, 2019 @ 4:22 pm

    Spreading the (James) clap…

  5. bob

    October 28, 2019 @ 6:07 pm

    clapper the same bs mouth flapper! ! !

  6. Carl J Bujan

    October 28, 2019 @ 11:13 pm

    Who cares what Clappers says it’s all lies .

  7. Joseph Corson

    October 29, 2019 @ 12:44 am

    I agree with Mr. Bujan completely!! He was always a lying, arrogant loud mouth, with nothing to say!! Just another in a long line of Pond scum that needs to be eradicated!! Lies, lies, and more lies as always!!

  8. Welton Modisette

    October 29, 2019 @ 3:33 am


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