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Trump Rips Bill Clinton: 'Missed His Shot' on Osama Bin Laden

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President Donald Trump on Monday continued to bemoan the length of time it took for the United States to locate al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, attacking former President Bill Clinton for having "missed his shot."

"Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did," Trump tweeted Monday morning. "I pointed him out in my book just BEFORE the attack on the World Trade Center. President Clinton famously missed his shot. We paid Pakistan Billions of Dollars & they never told us he was living there. Fools!.."

He continued in a second tweet, "....We no longer pay Pakistan the $Billions because they would take our money and do nothing for us, Bin Laden being a prime example, Afghanistan being another. They were just one of many countries that take from the United States without giving anything in return. That's ENDING!"

Trump made several claims about the search for Osama Bin Laden, and about the operation that killed him, in an interview on Fox News on Sunday. He dismissed the commander of the operation, retired Adm. Bill McRaven, as a "Hillary Clinton backer and an Obama-backer," said "everybody in Pakistan knew" Bin Laden was there, and added the U.S. should have found him "a lot sooner than that."

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Attacking former President Bill Clinton for having "famously missed his shot," President Donald Trump on Monday continued to bemoan the length of time it took for the United States to locate al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
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