Jimmy Kimmel mashes up Obama's Bin Laden speech and Trump's Baghdadi address

Trump's Baghdadi address compared to Obama's Bin Laden speech in hilarious mash-up

Jimmy Kimmel airs edited clips of both speeches on his late show

Clémence Michallon
New York
Tuesday 29 October 2019 17:01

A mash-up has highlighted the striking differences between Donald Trump’s address announcing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death and Barack Obama’s speech on the killing of Osama Bin Laden in 2011.

Jimmy Kimmel unveiled the video on Monday during his late show, explaining that he and his team “thought it might be fun” to compare both addresses.

He pointed out that Mr Obama’s speech lasted about nine minutes, while Mr Trump delivered a 10-minute address followed by a roughly 40-minute press conference.

Kimmel’s mash-up includes Mr Obama announcing that ”the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound” versus Mr Trump’s account, according to which “they did a lot of shooting, and they did a lot of blasting, even not going through the front door. You know, you would think you go through the door. If you’re a normal person, you say, ‘Knock, knock. May I come in?’”

Other quotes from Mr Obama include: “After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body” compared to Mr Trump’s: “He died like a dog”, said in reference to the ISIS leader.

Selected bits from Mr Trump also feature his comments about the dog that participated in the operation against Baghdadi, who was referred to as such by the president: “Our K-9, as they call — I call it a dog, a beautiful dog, a talented dog — was injured and brought back.”

The mash-up also highlights Mr Trump’s decision to tout his books during the presser by telling the crowd: “And I’m writing a book. I think I wrote 12 books. All did very well.”

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