President Barack Obama expressed mainly disinterest on the night of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, according to a high-level White House staffer.
During an Artists & Athletes Alliance forum at UCLA, Obama’s former personal assistant Reggie Love said the president played card games instead of remaining in the White House Situation Room to watch the raid unfold.
Regarding May 2, 2011, Love said: “We sat around in the private dining room. Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing.’ So he, myself, [White House photographer] Pete Souza, and Marvin, we must have played 15 hands, 15 games of spades.”
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), former Commander at SEAL Team Six and Chairman of Special Operations for America, told Breitbart News that “while America’s best risked their lives to take out the world’s most notorious terrorist, the President chose to play cards. Afterwards, he cynically took credit for directing the operation for political gain. One can only wonder what our Commander-in-Chief was doing the night of the Benghazi attacks.”
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has testified that, like Love says of the bin Laden raid, Obama was not in the Situation Room the night of the Benghazi terror attack.
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