Watch White House Video Showing President Obama Moments Before and After the Raid That Killed Osama Bin Laden

By Denisse Moreno, Epoch Times
May 4, 2016 11:36 am Last Updated: May 4, 2016 2:53 pm

A video released from the White House shows what President Barack Obama was doing during the time before and after the raid that killed September 11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden on May 2, 2011.

The never-before-seen footage via CNN shows Obama prepping for the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. The final approval for the operation in Abbotabad, Pakistan, was the day before the event, on April 29, 2011. The president gave no signs of what was coming and showed his cool during the dinner, in which he infamously roasted now presidential candidate Donald Trump. 

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 1: In this photo provided by The White House, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (L), President Barack Obama (2nd-R) and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon (R) attenda a meeting in the Situation Room on May 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama's national security team held a series of meeting to discusss Osama bin Laden. (Photo by Pete Souza/White House Photo via Getty Images)
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (L), President Barack Obama (2nd-R) and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon (R) attend a meeting in the Situation Room on May 1, 2012, in Washington, D.C. (Pete Souza/White House Photo via Getty Images)

The video shows the president after Bin Laden was killed, as the White House prepared to address the nation. Obama is seen meeting with his advisers before his speech. Some staff members talking with the president are seen wearing casual clothing, like polo shirts and U.S. soccer sweaters, since they were called in on such short notice.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 1:  In this handout image provided by The White House, President Barack Obama listens during one in a series of meetings discussing the mission against Osama bin Laden, in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the United States had killed the most-wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden in an operation led by U.S. Special Forces at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)
President Barack Obama listens during one in a series of meetings discussing the mission against Osama bin Laden, in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011, in Washington, D.C. (Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

The footage shows Obama in front of cameras addressing the nation, while officials, including then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, watch him tell Americans that Bin Laden was killed in an operation led by U.S. Special Forces at a compound in Pakistan. 

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.

“Mister President, excellent,” Clinton is heard telling the president after his speech, while other advisers congratulated him as well.  

The video ends by showing crowds of people in front of the White House cheering after hearing the news.

The footage was released by the White House 5 years after the raid.