The truth about Donald Trump's Bin Laden 'prediction'

Trump pledges to end foreign aid to Pakistan and Afghanistan over bin Laden inaction

Raven responded in a Washington Post op-ed: "I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency".

"I don't know if Adm. William McRaven shares my political views or not", Rubio wrote on Twitter.

Trump sought to undermine McRaven's words by denying them the imprimatur of a decorated former four-star special operations commander.

Cutting off interviewer Chris Wallace, Trump stated: "OK, he's a Hillary Clinton backer and an Obama-backer, and frankly. wouldn't it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that?"

But McRaven told CNN he did not back Clinton "or anyone else" in the 2016 presidential contest.

Trump's reason for resurfacing the matter: persistent criticisms from retired Adm. William McRaven, who has branded Trump's laceration of the news media "the greatest threat to democracy" in his lifetime.

That admiration did not, however, extend to Trump.

Over the past several days, Trump lashed out at Pakistan on his Twitter account and in a Fox News interview, saying Pakistan was not doing enough to support the USA fight against the Taliban and accusing it of secretly protecting terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

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TRUMP's tweet: "Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did".

He said "everybody in Pakistan" knew Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden was there and no one said anything despite the United States providing $1.3 billion a year in aid. He noted that the former terrorist head had lived basically next to the country's prestigious military academy.

But the book, with only a passing mention of bin Laden, did not do more than point to the al-Qaida leader as one of many threats to US security. The Navy special operators killed him and flew him to a ship, from which his body was dumped in the ocean.

"He's not a war hero", Trump said of McCain, a Navy pilot who was shot down in Vietnam and spent 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war.

Trump, who avoided service in Vietnam through student and medical deferments, has campaigned as a champion of the military and veterans, and he successfully pushed for a boost in military spending.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has hit back at Donald Trump's claim that Islamabad does not do "a damn thing" for the Unites States, calling on the US president to name an ally that has sacrificed more in the fight against militancy.

Trump also drew criticism for his decision not to visit Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day last week, following his trip to Europe. He blamed the Secret Service.

On Tuesday, Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa, without mentioning Trump, said "Pakistan has done much more for peace in Afghanistan" than any other country. But he hinted a trip to a war zone could be coming in the future.

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