Wednesday the White House released a statement committing US troops to continuing to fight the Islamic State in Syria.
“The military mission to eradicate ISIS in Syria is coming to a rapid end, with ISIS being almost completely destroyed,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced.
“The United States and our partners remain committed to eliminating the small ISIS presence in Syria that our forces have not already eradicated.”
The rapid turn around raised more than a few eyebrows. Just the day before, the president said the opposite.
“I want to get out — I want to bring our troops back home,” Mr. Trump said on Tuesday during a news conference. “It’s time. We were very successful against ISIS.”
The move fueled ongoing speculation that Fox News has undue influence over the president.
— Bassem (@BBassem7) April 4, 2018
Trump’s daily briefing (a.k.a. ‘Fox & Friends’) warns him not to pull out of Syria https://t.co/T8wb9XRoPd
— Halvorson Company (@HalvorCo) April 4, 2018
Let’s see, Trump heard abt bogus “caravan” on Fox, last week had dinner w/Lewandowski, LePage, played golf w/Hannity and this week he’s “pulling out of Syria” and sending troops to the border. No coincidence there. Fox Staff & phone a friend…..are Trump’s real advisors!
— April (@speakout_april) April 4, 2018
Trump has totally confused Our Soldiers in Syria. Trump mouths off info WITH OUT consulting with Military EXPERTS. Instead takes advise from Fox’s Lou Dobbs & Hannity. All 3 have No Experience but Trump says he ALSO listens to his “gut.” We have A reason question Trump’s “sanity”
— Sage (@Sage07086808) April 4, 2018
— Cathlene Sareli (@cbtuck62) April 4, 2018
“suggested”? @nytimes ? I watched the video. He “stated” that we’re getting out of Syria soon. “Let those other people take care of it” or something close to that, too. Stop with the “careful” headlines. How about: “Trump lies again, no surprise there” #Indivisible #newswimps pic.twitter.com/DzxdCydhRO
— Æthelred the Unready (@SimonsGson) April 4, 2018
Trump contradicts his secretary of defense and declares ISIS defeated in Syria and time for US to “get out”. https://t.co/LRUiI9oirY
— TrumpLog (@trumplog) April 4, 2018
…Syria is now Putin’s backyard, Trump is just appeasing his master, to the detriment of the Syrian people and the world. Actions have consequences, and Trump has no clue, nor does he care, unless it’s to protect his own business or political interests.
— GAN (@DrChele05) April 4, 2018
I wonder what incentive Trump/Kushner gave to Saudi’s 🇸🇦 boy king 👑 to abandon his interests in proxy war in Syria 🇸🇾.
After all, Saudis were Isis’ sugar daddies until Isis caused bad PR. Is Saudis’ consolation prize going to be bombardment & preemptive war with Iran 🇮🇷?
— Happy Warrior (@marietoto) April 4, 2018
Donald Trump Is now walking back on withdrawing US from Syria which we are illegally/unconstitutionally bombing. He got enough pressure from the Warmongering Warhawks to keep us involved in endless wars,that hes gonna continue the United States Failed Policies of Bush and Obama.
— Tommy T (@TommyT2189) April 4, 2018