According to reports from sources inside the White House, President Donald Trump and his son-in-law and (not coincidentally) his White House senior adviser Jared Kushner came up with the idea of the Yemeni raid over dinner one night.
Just as quickly as the mission was conceived, it failed. Sadly, this stupid war game ended up costing the life of one of America’s elite warriors, Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens. Instead of accepting responsibility for his fatal mistake, Trump, of course, decided to pass the buck for Owens’ unnecessary death in the most cynical way possible.
As Trump is fond of doing, he had White House press secretary Sean Spicer do the dirty work for him. Owens’ father has called for an investigation into Ryan’s death, and has criticized the president for ordering such a mission when he was unprepared to do so. Spicer defended the failed, fatal mission to the press, saying, “As I mentioned before, I think you can’t ever say that when there’s most importantly loss of life, and people injured, that it’s 100 percent successful. But I think when you look at what the stated goal of that mission was, it was an information and intelligence-gathering mission. It achieved its objectives.” Then Spicer asserted that Owens was responsible for his own death by saying, coldly, “So, again, I would express our thoughts and our prayers and our condolences to all of the people in Chief Owens’ family and his friends. But it’s something that as a SEAL and as somebody who deployed 12 times, he knew that this was part of the job and he knew what he was doing.” He added, “And so we’re very comfortable with how the mission was executed.” Do you think Trump is responsible for Ryan’s death? Watch below: