"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! https://t.co/xoNjFzQFTp— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1545261035.0
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 (@John A. Daly) 1545262834.0
Here's what some others have to say:
This is Trump’s “Mission Accomplished” moment. The UN estimates there are still 20,000-30,000 ISIS fighters in Iraq… https://t.co/B5HKaeZKXz— Max Boot (@Max Boot) 1545261728.0
It is more than a little strange speak definitively about the desires and policy views of US servcicemembers who ha… https://t.co/r06mTBJ3Ul— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes) 1545261819.0
Pres Trump says the soldiers who died fighting against ISIS would want the US to pull our troops out of Syria. Pre… https://t.co/EC3TDe64Q9— Frank Thorp V (@Frank Thorp V) 1545262113.0
Guy who skipped out on honoring fallen soldiers in France uses fallen soldiers to declare imaginary victory. Disgu… https://t.co/DgxJINGw1S— Laura Walker ⚖🍸🇺🇸 🏴 (@Laura Walker ⚖🍸🇺🇸 🏴) 1545263662.0
After I claimed premature victory over ISIS, I'm making a decision against all military advisers by withdrawing all… https://t.co/zY33wYWg0i— Trump Interpreter (@Trump Interpreter) 1545264476.0
This is such an unbelievable load of horseshit. https://t.co/KLUSsHC3Mj— Gary Legum (@Gary Legum) 1545261944.0
This yet again proves that this "@POTUS" has no comprehension of what it takes to be in, command, or operate in a m… https://t.co/wHb0RDpmcm— Mike Emery (@Mike Emery) 1545264355.0