VIDEO: Students denying Trump credit for al-Baghdadi death is 'Trump Derangement Syndrome'

  • Campus Reform's Eduardo Neret asked students if they credit President Trump with the recent killing of the top ISIS leader.
  • While students praised President Obama's handling of the Osama bin Laden raid, they refused to give Trump credit for the strike on al Baghdadi.
  • Neret called this "double standard" a form of "Trump Derangement Syndrome."

Following the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Sunday, many on the left began saying that President Donald Trump is not the one who deserves credit, even though, as president, he authorized the raid. Rather, they said, it is the sole responsibility of U.S. intelligence and military members who planned and executed the strike. But that wasn't what leftists said after the death of Osama bin Laden during the Obama administration.

Campus Reform's Eduardo Neret recently went to Georgetown University to ask students there whether they credit Trump with the ISIS leaders death, and whether they credit Obama with bin Laden's death. A number of students responded by denying credit to Trump while praising Obama for his handling of bin Laden's killing.

"this double standard is Trump Derangement Syndrome"   

Neret reacted Wednesday to what students told him on Fox & Friends First

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"This double standard is Trump Derangement Syndrome," Neret said. "Instead of being able to look at both scenarios- President Obama getting Osama bin Laden and President Trump getting al-Baghdadi and saying they both deserve credit for authorizing those raids - we see these students and their hatred for President Trump preventing them from looking at the situation objectively and from giving him any credit and it's a shame because this is something that we should be able to come together as a country and celebrate this great moment where we nabbed this terrorist leader." 

Neret pinned students' refusal to credit Trump for the ISIS leader's takedown, in part, on college professors. 

"When students are receiving that information day in and day out it's almost no surprise that they would think these insane things about terrorist leaders or these insane things about their own president and so it really puts it into perspective for us and for the viewers as to how these professors are teaching their students on college campuses," Neret added.

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