- ISIS releases 37-minute audio message critical of Donald Trump and US
- « You (America) are bankrupt and the signs of your demise are evident to every eye, » it says
ISIS spokesman Abu Hasan al-Muhajir narrates the roughly 37-minute message, which was released Tuesday.
« You (America) are bankrupt and the signs of your demise are evident to every eye, » Muhajir says. « There is no clearer sign of you being ruled by a foolish idiot who does not know what Levant or Iraq or Islam is, who continue(s) his hallucination to express his animosity and war against it (Islam). »
The message was distributed via social media by ISIS supporters.
It isn’t the first time a terror group has directed insults at Trump since his January inauguration. In February, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula taunted the new President after a raid on an al Qaeda compound in Yemen.
In that audio message, AQAP leader Qassim al-Rimi condemned the January 29 raid, saying: « The new fool of the White House received a painful slap across his face. »
A US military review found that up to 12 civilians and 14 enemy fighters died in the Yemen raid.
A Navy SEAL, Chief Petty Officer William « Ryan » Owens, also was killed, and three other SEALs were injured, the US military said.