In a tweet that has since been deleted, Curtis knocked the president's remarks following al-Baghdadi's death, arguing the ISIS leader "suffered" when he blew himself up. She went on to refute Trump's assertion that al-Baghdadi, whom he called a dog, was also a coward.
"He may have died a coward @realDonaldTrump but ALL living things suffer when they are blown up," the "Halloween“ star tweeted. "Anyone who has experienced warfare, unlike yourself, would know that. War is brutal. Dogs are brave, bold, loyal, loving and healing."
"It['s] really amazing how many Libs can't even permit Trump to have *one good day* (nobody will remember this stuff by Tuesday) after US forces kill perhaps the world's most wanted terrorist," Silver tweeted in reaction to the "True Lies" actress.
Washington Post columnist Max Boot had a similar complaint, criticizing Trump for calling al-Baghdadi a "coward."
"A president who has never heard a shot fired in anger reveled in Baghdadi's last moments, even claiming 'he died like a coward... whimpering and crying and screaming all the way.' Trump could not possibly have heard "whimpering and crying" on the overhead imagery because there was no audio," Boot wrote in an opinion piece. "The assertion that Baghdadi died as a coward was, in any case, contradicted by the fact that rather than be captured, he blew himself up."
Boot later noted in a tweet that his "coward" insight was later removed from the piece because "it wrongly conveyed the impression that I considered Baghdadi courageous. As I wrote Sun: Baghdadi was 'a sick and depraved man.'"