He enjoyed the death of ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who played the role of ruthless commander-in-chief to silence critics of his impulsive foreign policy leadership.
"He was a sick and corrupt man. And now he's gone. Baghdadi was vicious and violent. And he died in a vicious and violent way … he was screaming, crying and whining. And he was scared of his mind," he said Trump.
Still, the operation in Baghdad gave the GLP a disappointment with Trump over Syria and its extramarital movement. books on the reign of a political operation in Ukraine, the reason to gather around, an important factor for the president who is likely to face the Senate impeachment process.
And the spectacular mission set an example of America's power to project power, as foreign policy commentators outline a story of US weakness in which Russian Vladimir Putin is anointed as the new Middle East broker.
So the president can enjoy a moment of political relief from the many crises due to his White House, and use Baghdadi's death to support the election message for economic prosperity and security to support his bid for re-election in 2020. His campaign is already taking advantage of the attack with supporters' emails announcing "a great day for the United States and the rest of the world" thanks to the "cruel guidance of our commander in chief."
Evidence that Trump is doing his job to keep Americans safe may even suggest an unusual opening for him to reach beyond his core of loyal voters who respond to his burgeoning earthly rhetoric.
While the true merit belongs to US forces descending from Syria from eight helicopters at Baghdad's lair, it is fair to get Trump to celebrate victory. He would surely carry the can if the mission went awry. Despite the clutter in the White House, its administration has proven capable of eliminating the security threat to Americans.
And Democrats who don't want to praise the White House now may have forgotten how Barack Obama's campaign used the raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in his 2012 re-election bid, Former Vice President Biden, currently a candidate for the highest 2020, accustomed "Osama Bin is dead and General Motors is alive. "
Yet, it is likely that the political rebound Trump receives from his triumph will be short-lived, partly due to his tendency to provoke controversy that shatters national unity and the explosive revelations that come from the impeachment hearings.
And Baghdadi's death will in fact exacerbate strategic issues about Trump's policies in Syria and the broader Middle East, which are ultimately likely to be more significant than Washington's celebrations over eliminating a long-standing enemy.
Trump throws himself into "something big"
Trump leaps with the chance to know about the death of Al Baghdadi. He raised expectations in Washington with a tweet Saturday night, saying that "something big" had just happened.
The president's graphic language regarding al-Baghdadi's latest moments may be weakened by another president and may raise fears that he may avenge the president's group, especially against US interests or troops abroad. But there may be some propaganda value for breaking through Baghdadi's almost mythical power as a recruiting agent for ISIS.
Usually, Trump uses his national address on Sunday to grind a political ax, especially against ex-Obama, suggesting that Baghdadi is a more significant target than al-Qaeda's leader in the 2011 deep-seated attack in Pakistan.
] "This is the biggest there. It's the worst so far. Osama bin Laden was very big, but Osama bin Laden got big with the World Trade Center. This is a man who has built a whole, as he would like to call it, a state, a caliphate and trying to do it again, "Trump said.
Trump also exterminated Democrats who wanted to impeach him, saying he did not tell spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi about the attack, implin g she could spill the secret and people would die.
The leadership of the president is already being lied to by his supporters and conservative media boosters, who spent weeks back ineffective by worrying over Ukraine.
The most lasting political impact of the weekend's events may be to link Republican consensus on foreign policy amid deep reservations about Trump's decision to abandon Kurdish allies of America and get out of northern Syria.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Trump's golf partner who had vigorously criticized his friend's policies, was actually at the White House Center on Sunday talking to reporters.
"The president changed the rules of engagement," Graham said. "This is the moment when President Trump's worst critics have to say: well done, Mr. President."
The expectation that the Baghdadi episode will give Trump a long-term boost, however, must be suppressed.
Following the attack that killed bin Laden a decade after the September 11 attacks, Obama saw his approval ratings skyrocket in the mid-1950s. But they soon established themselves in the high 40% of the territory where he spent most of his term.
Trump starts from the lower floor and any stress in his ratings can be politically significant, since public support is key as his political fate develops in
But at this point, and partly in his own by design, the president is so polarizing the electorate that it seems unlikely a major victory abroad will change the nation's political mix significantly. And voters who love Trump will see Baghdadi's death as evidence of his greatness. His offenders will see him as a failure in the presidency, which they consider to be America's core values.
Trump kills a leader, not an ideology
The time of Baghdad's death also comes from a key geopolitical position when the Middle East adjusts to Trump's decision to withdraw most US troops from Syria and his warning that it is time for others to fight for the "long, sandblasted sand in the region."
The death of an ISIS leader is a major symbolic blow, but experience has shown that radical jihadist groups often adapt and regenerate after one of the their heads be tortured. The potential vacuum that will be opened by the withdrawal of the US, which ISIS or another group can exploit, may prove to be a more important factor in the coming years than Baghdadi's death.
"This is both a symbolic and a strategic victory, but it does not mark it. the final end of the fight against the Islamic State, "said Gail Zemach Lemmon, senior associate at the Foreign Relations Council at NewsNroom CNN.
" It's much easier to kill a terrorist than it is to kill an ideology, "she said. 19659002] The raid in Baghdadi and the complex intelligence and military operation and cooperation with regional partners that it involves seems to be a strong argument for keeping US troops in the region, but Trump has made it clear that his instinct to bring troops home was not compromised by weekend events.  Ideology Doesn't Die with Baghdadi “: За американските правоохранителни органи заплахата от ISIS остава ” data-src-mini=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191027093755-05-trump-baghdadi-1027-small-169.jpg” data-src-xsmall=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191027093755-05-trump-baghdadi-1027-medium-plus-169.jpg” data-src-small=”http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191027093755-05-trump-baghdadi-1027-large-169.jpg” data-src-medium=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191027093755-05-trump-baghdadi-1027-exlarge-169.jpg” data-src-large=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191027093755-05-trump-baghdadi-1027-super-169.jpg” data-src-full16x9=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191027093755-05-trump-baghdadi-1027-full-169.jpg” data-src-mini1x1=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191027093755-05-trump-baghdadi-1027-small-11.jpg” data-demand-load=”not-loaded” data-eq-pts=”mini: 0, xsmall: 221, small: 308, medium: 461, large: 781″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAJEAAAAAAP///////wAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKlI+py+0Po5yUFQA7″/>