Navy SEAL who says he killed bin Laden explains why ‘a military parade is third world bulls—’

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Robert J. O’Neill, the man who takes credit for firing the shots that killed Osama bin Laden, is no fan of President Donald Trump‘s desire to hold a military parade so Americans can show their appreciation.

And O’Neill wasn’t shy about stating his reason for opposing Trump’s proposal.

“A military parade is third world bullsh*t. We prepare. We deter. We fight. Stop this conversation,” O’Neill tweeted.

Armed Forces Day, which was created on August 31, 1949, is celebrated in the US on the third Saturday in May.

President Trump’s interest in a parade reportedly intensified after seeing Bastille Day celebrations last summer during a trip to France.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders expanded on Trump’s request on Tuesday.

“President Trump is incredibly supportive of America’s great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe,” Sanders stated. “He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which Americans can show their appreciation.”

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis confirmed on Wednesday the military is “putting together some options” on holding a celebration, saying they will send them to the White House.

As for O’Neill’s stance, he clarified it somewhat in replying to a tweet that spoke of Russia and France holding military parades.

“Yes. Third World,” he tweeted. “If Russia or France were powerful enough to take over the world, they would. We are yet we don’t. That’s called First World.”

And while the former Navy SEAL is respected for his service to the country, not all were in agreement with his position:

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Tom Tillison


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