Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told then-President Barack Obama not to launch a raid to kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who wanted to assassinate Obama because he thought if Biden were president, he would destroy America.
While on the campaign trail earlier this year, Biden falsely claimed that he never told Obama “don’t go” after bin Laden that day.
Biden had the following interaction with Fox News reporter Peter Doocy on Jan. 3, 2020:
DOOCY: “And to follow your remarks earlier, as commander-in-chief, if you were ever handed a piece of intelligence that said you could stop an imminent attack on Americans — but you have to use an airstrike to take out a terrorist leader — would you pull the trigger?”
BIDEN: “Well we did, and the guy’s name was Osama bin Laden.”
DOOCY: “And didn’t you tell President Obama ‘don’t go’ after bin Laden that day?”
BIDEN: “No, I didn’t. I didn’t.”