By James Hibberd
Updated May 02, 2011 at 04:58 PM EDT
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Donald Trump congratulated President Obama on Sunday’s successful mission to take out Osama bin Laden (despite the report pre-empting NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice).

“I want to personally congratulate President Obama and the men and women of the Armed Forces for a job well done,” Trump said in a statement confirmed by EW. “I am so proud to see Americans standing shoulder to shoulder, waving the American flag in celebration of this great victory. We should spend the next several days not debating party politics, but in remembrance of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and those currently fighting for our freedom. God Bless America!”

Reactions from famous Americans culled from Twitter run the gambit from “I predict that Osama’s picture will get little more than a smattering of tepid applause on the next Emmy ‘In Memoriam’ reel” (that’s Seth MacFarlane) to “I’m proud of our men and women in uniform. Wherever you are, take a minute to say thank you to one of the brave heroes who serve our country” (Arnold Schwarzenegger).

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