Actress Jamie Lee Curtis on Monday complained that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “suffered” when he was killed by U.S. special forces on Sunday.
Curtis said that Baghdadi was “blown up” and that he suffered like “all living things” do.
“He may have died a coward @realDonaldTrump but ALL living things suffer when they are blown up,” she wrote on Twitter. Addressing President Trump — who likely didn’t read her post — she wrote: “Anyone who has experienced warfare, unlike yourself, would know that. War is brutal. Dogs are brave, bold, loyal, loving and healing.”
Trump said Sunday that as U.S. forces closed in on Baghdadi, he fled into a dead-end tunnel with three of his children, where he detonated a suicide vest.
“He was a sick and depraved man, and now he’s gone,” Trump said. “He died like a dog, he died like a coward.”
Curtis’ tweet had thousands of retweets and likes before she deleted it.
After Trump ordered Baghdadi killed or captured, liberals came out of the woodwork to defend him. On CBS “Face the Nation,” Obama’s Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman James Winnefeld complained that Trump was “piling humiliation” on ISIS. “If you look back at the bin Laden raid, we treated his body with respect that is due under Islam,” he said.
Nick Paton Walsh, an international correspondent for CNN, whined that Trump was being mean. He said the “explicit details” Trump gave on Sunday “echoed, frankly, the crudeness you would often expect to hear maybe from ISIS.”