28 October 2019 18:38
The parents of Kayla Mueller, who died while being held hostage by Islamic State, praised Donald Trump's "decisiveness" and criticised Barack Obama's handling of their daughter's captivity. The operation at the weekend, in which the terrorist group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died, was named after Miss Mueller. Her mother Marsha Mueller told the Arizona Republic newspaper: "I still say Kayla should be here, and if Obama had been as decisive as President Trump, maybe she would have been. "For me what matters most, I'm hoping now we will finally get the answers we have been asking for all along. I think this administration truly might help us.
I don't think they are as closed about what happened." She added: "He [Mr Trump] knows her story. He's been briefed on it, and he knows, and that's important to me. I don't think anything would have stopped him from getting this guy."