Donald Trump repeated on Monday that Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden , killed by US Navy Seals in May 2011 , should have been captured much earlier , casting blame on his predecessors and Pakistan .“ Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did , ” the US President tweeted , echoing remarks he gave to Fox News on Sunday that drew the ire of Pakistan , where Bin Laden had been hiding .
“ I pointed him out in my book just BEFORE the attack on the World Trade Center , ” he continued .
“ President Clinton famously missed his shot . We paid Pakistan billions of Dollars & they never told us he was living there . Fools !”
Ten years after the September 11 , 2001 attacks on the United States , Bin Laden was found to be hiding in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad , where he was killed in a raid by US Navy Seals .
The assault sent relations between the wayward allies to a new low.
In his interview on Sunday the Republican leader had said he cancelled assistance worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Pakistan earlier this year because “ they don’ t do anything for us , they don’ t do a damn thing for us . ”
Trump had also told Fox News that Bin Laden had lived “ beautifully in Pakistan and what I guess in what they considered a nice mansion , I don’ t know , I ’ ve seen nicer . ”
Pakistan leader Imran Khan hit back Monday at Donald Trump ’ s claim , calling on the president to name an ally which has sacrificed more against militancy .
“ Pakistan suffered 75 , 000 casualties in this war & over $ 123 bn was lost to economy . US “ aid ” was a miniscule $ 20 bn , ” Khan tweeted .
( AFP )
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