White House releases photo of Trump, advisers monitoring al-Baghdadi raid in Situation Room

The White House released a photo of President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE and his advisers in the Situation Room monitoring the U.S. raid on Saturday night that ended with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death.

Presidential assistant Dan Scavino, Jr. posted the photo on Twitter showing Trump and Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceFederal judge to hear case of Proud Boy alleged Jan. 6 rioter seeking release from jail The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit Trump lawyer offered six-point plan for Pence to overturn election: book MORE monitoring the raid in Syria. Trump and Pence were joined by National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, Defense Secretary Mark EsperMark EsperMilley and China — what the Senate really needs to know Biden, Trump battle over who's to blame for Afghanistan Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief defends Milley after Trump book criticism | Addresses critical race theory | Top general says Taliban has 'strategic momentum' in war MORE, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, and Brigadier Gen. Marcus Evans.

The president on Sunday morning confirmed the two-hour raid resulted in the death of al-Baghdadi, saying the U.S. brought “the world’s Number One terrorist to justice.”

“The thug who tried so hard to intimidate others spent his last moments in utter fear, in total panic and dread, terrified of the American forces bearing down on him,” Trump said.

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Trump said he had known for three days about planning for the operation, but declined to inform congressional leaders because he was afraid of “leaks.” The president later noted he talked with Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden meets with lawmakers amid domestic agenda panic The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - House Democrats plagued by Biden agenda troubles Graham tries to help Trump and McConnell bury the hatchet MORE (R-S.C.) and Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrGOP senators say Biden COVID-19 strategy has 'exacerbated vaccine hesitancy' Senate advances Biden consumer bureau pick after panel logjam Emboldened Trump takes aim at GOP foes MORE (R-N.C.) about the mission after it was over.

Trump had tweeted Saturday night that something “very big” had happened as reports circulated with rumors of the ISIS leaders death.

Trump said on Sunday that he sent the tweet after U.S. forces returned safely from the mission.