“Trump’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Moment”
President Donald Trump started the day by announcing the U.S. has defeated ISIS and he is pulling all troops out of Syria immediately.
Of course, the U.S. has not defeated ISIS and there is bipartisan condemnation of not only Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria, but the manner in which he is doing so.
But Trump did not stop there.
The Commander-in-Chief has just released a video in which he boasts about the destruction of ISIS. He also says that all the American troops who gave their lives in the war against ISIS support his decision to pull the troops out of Syria.
“I get very saddened when I have to write letters, or call parents, or wives, or husbands, of soldiers who have been killed fighting for our country,” Trump says from the White House lawn. “It’s heart-breaking.”
“Now we’ve won. It’s time to come back,” he announces, with barely a pause.
“I’ll tell you, they’re up there looking down on us, and there is nobody happier or more proud of their families, to put them in a position where they’ve done such good for so many people.”
“So our boys, our young women, our men, they’re all coming back, and they’re coming back now,” Trump says, looking at the camera.
“We won. And that’s the way we want it. And that’s the way they want it,” he concludes, pointing to Heaven above.
After historic victories against ISIS, it’s time to bring our great young people home! pic.twitter.com/xoNjFzQFTp
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2018
Some on social media blasted the President for, as this political commentator who writes for conservative websites says, claiming “to have the endorsement of dead U.S. soldiers.”
My God. He actually claims to have the endorsement of dead U.S. soldiers. This is sick. https://t.co/Gn0epFl4Rc
— John A. Daly (@JohnDalyBooks) December 19, 2018
Here’s what some others have to say:
The entire Pentagon, including your generals, say you’re lying. So why are you doing this then? Is someone paying you off? Is Putin blackmailing you? You must be gaining personally from this, so tell us, what did you do this time? https://t.co/iioaTzFkP7
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸 (@aravosis) December 19, 2018
This is Trump’s “Mission Accomplished” moment. The UN estimates there are still 20,000-30,000 ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria. With US troops gone, they are likely to stage a resurgence. My @PostOpinions column: https://t.co/0gdlRq5x7S https://t.co/0f75gcwihF
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) December 19, 2018
It is more than a little strange speak definitively about the desires and policy views of US servcicemembers who have died fighting in Syria and Iraq. https://t.co/QPIPE0TgN4
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 19, 2018
Just watched this. I can’t move. My brain is mad at me. Is he talking about dead soldiers being happy? My nose is bleeding. Did he know he could do more than one take? Everyone is stupider now that this exists. What do we do? The trees in the background are smarter than him. https://t.co/4VsCbzHYP3
— Kelvin Yu (@InternetKelvin) December 19, 2018
Pres Trump says the soldiers who died fighting against ISIS would want the US to pull our troops out of Syria.
Guy who skipped out on honoring fallen soldiers in France uses fallen soldiers to declare imaginary victory. Disgusting. https://t.co/8AGaafTKZz
— Laura Walker 🍸🇺🇸 🏴🎄 (@LauraWalkerKC) December 19, 2018
After I claimed premature victory over ISIS, I’m making a decision against all military advisers by withdrawing all troops from Syria undermining U.S. allies while strengthening Russia, Assad, & Iran. Lastly, this move guarantees the slaughter of Kurds by Erdogan. #WeakTrump https://t.co/RpCpyZ85Sb
— Trump Interpreter (@trumpinterprtr) December 20, 2018
This video will come back to haunt Trump if the troop withdrawal results in an ISIS resurgence. At the moment, the caliphate is dismantled but ISIS still has thousands of fighters. Is this his “mission accomplished” moment? https://t.co/67xBorQS0H
— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) December 19, 2018
This is such an unbelievable load of horseshit. https://t.co/KLUSsHC3Mj
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) December 19, 2018
This yet again proves that this “@POTUS” has no comprehension of what it takes to be in, command, or operate in a military situation. #CadetBoneSpurs @realDonaldTrump is a disgrace. #VeteransAgainstTrump https://t.co/x8BNvfpyid
— Mike Emery (@Emery_Mike) December 20, 2018
Brian Williams compares Corey Lewandowski’s opening statement to the North Korean news lady
MSNBC host Brian Williams on Tuesday noted the similarities between former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and North Korean news anchor Ri Chun Hee.
"Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager who is now considering a Senate run in New Hampshire, testified before the House Judiciary Committee today," Williams reported. "It is likely his North Korean anchorwoman-quality opening remarks were meant were one viewer (Donald Trump)."
Ri, who has earned the nickname "Pink Lady," is known for her enthusiastic reading of government-approved news.
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
‘Train-wreck of a witness’: Analysts nail ‘obstructive’ Corey Lewandowski for proving the Democrats’ case
Political commentator Catherine Rampell disagreed with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that the Democrats faltered during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. Former state and federal prosecutor Elie Honig called Lewandowski a "train-wreck of a witness."
She explained that Democrats had an extremely low bar: they had to prove Trump obstructed justice and that Corey Lewandowski gave one of the examples of such obstructions. In that sense, Rampell said they accomplished their goals.
"I don’t think this was a great day for Corey Lewandowski," she began. "This is a guy who went on TV and announced to the world -- apparently at the same time he is also trying to fundraise for Senate -- that he lies most of the time. Except when he's under oath."
WATCH: Ana Navarro keeps shouting down Trump booster — even as CNN host cuts to commercial
President Donald Trump cheered on his top Hispanic advisor Steve Cortes, who appeared before a New Mexico audience. Trump asked Cortes which he loved more, Hispanics or America, which prompted CNN's Ana Navarro to blast the president for racism. Meanwhile, Trump's latest CNN shill cried "political correctness."
"Look, I suspect he didn't want to offend Steve Cortes and I suspect Steve Cortes was not offended," Navarro said. "But really what a stupid thing to say. Right? To somehow ask the question about whether you love the country more than you love Hispanics -- they are one and the same."