“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
BUSTED: Trump’s White House sent out anti-Vindman talking points — trashing their own staffer
President Donald Trump's war on his own employees escalated on Tuesday when the White House spread talking points designed to result in a coordinated attack on a decorated active-duty Army officer.
"The Trump White House has taken the extraordinary step of distributing talking points to allies of the president trashing one of its employees," The Daily Beast reported after obtaining a copy of the document.
"On Tuesday morning, White House aide Julia Hahn emailed Trump surrogates under the subject line, “Vindman’s Complaints Are Nothing More Than Policy Disagreements,” according to messages reviewed by The Daily Beast. Hahn, a Steve Bannon protege and one of his former allies in the White House, works on outreach and communications involving pro-Trump talking heads and other players in conservative media," The Beast reported.
Don Lemon notes the GOP panic after their own witnesses gave testimony harming Trump: ‘Worried much?’
CNN anchor Don Lemon explained how witnesses called by Republicans in the impeachment inquiry destoryed the defenses employed by President Donald Trump and his allies.
"Now, let's just be honest, the shakedown -- that's exactly what it is -- the shakedown is exposed, people," Lemon said.
"And the evidence comes from the Republican's own witnesses," he noted. "The former envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker -- who resigned just one day after the release of the whistleblower's report -- telling the president's defenders exactly what they did not want to hear."
"They called him apparently expecting him to say what he said in his closed-door testimony, that he saw no evidence of a quid pro quo, or let's call it for what it is again -- a shakedown," he continued. "Well, now he says he was wrong."
Trump declares it was a ‘great day for the GOP’ — and is mercilessly ridiculed for his absurd claim
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Every person who testified before Congress has said that Trump's obsession with Joe Biden was concerning enough to alert others. Even National Security Council aide Tim Morrison stressed that he didn’t believe there was anything inappropriate about the call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But when Rep. Val Demmings (D-FL) asked him why then he felt the need to report it if there was nothing wrong, Morrison struggled to find an answer.