The former U.S. Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden shredded Donald Trump over his decision to instruct the Pentagon to hold a massive military parade in the nation’s capital. In October, Trump hosted a dinner for Robert J. O’Neill who was joined by his new wife. Kid Rock, a vocal Trump supporter, was featured at O’Neill and Jessica Halpin’s wedding. O’Neil retired from the military in 2012, and two years later, identified himself as the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden during an interview with Fox News. By this point, you’ve realized that O’Neill is a Trump supporting conservative but he’s not too keen on Trump’s big military parade.
“A military parade is third world bullshit,” O’Neill tweeted on Thursday. “We prepare. We deter. We fight. Stop this conversation.”
A military parade is third world bullshit. We prepare. We deter. We fight. Stop this conversation.
— Robert J. O’Neill (@mchooyah) February 8, 2018
Of course, President Obama didn’t request a military parade for himself after ordering the capture or killing of Osama bin Laden. He chaired five National Security Council meetings to discuss an operation to raid bin Laden’s compound in 2011. The morning after the last meeting, Obama gave the order to raid bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. The next day, Obama addressed the nation to announce that Osama bin Laden had been killed. Conservatives have never given him credit for that. But somehow, most Trump supporters feel that 45 should have a military parade even though he avoided serving because his feet hurt.
O’Neill, though, called Trump out.
When Trump visited France last year on Bastille Day, he was in awe of the military parade and he wanted one, too. His quest for a big parade is driven by his massive ego and it will cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
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