Diane Foley, mother of James Foley, the journalist killed by ISIS in 2014, asked MSNBC on Thursday why President Donald Trump wasn’t more outraged about the slaying of Americans at the hands of ISIS in Syria yesterday and slammed his plans to withdraw troops from the war-torn nation.
“I think President Trump and the American people seem to forget that part of our role in Syria is to help the Syrian Kurds with the containment of about 1,100 Islamic state fighters whom they have detained,” said Foley, adding that those detainees included the people that killed her son.
Host Andrea Mitchell brought up Vice-President Mike Pence’s Wednesday statement that ISIS had been defeated an hour after 4 Americans were slain in an ambush, and asked Foley how the White House could claim the U.S. isn’t abandoning its allies as it withdraws troops.
“”If we don’t keep our brave soldiers in places where they can hold on to the victories we’ve achieved, essentially, ISIS will just go underground,” Foley replied before launching a blistering attack on the administration.
“I really wonder where is our outrage about the targeting and killing of innocent Americans. Where is our accountability?” she asked. “I call on our president to bring these two alleged captors back to our country for a transparent criminal courtroom, for true accountability.”
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German police identify ‘murder’ suspect in Madeleine McCann case
Police revealed Wednesday they have identified a new suspect in the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in 2007, saying the 43-year-old German man with a history of child sex abuse may have killed her.
The suspect, who was not named, is serving a "long prison sentence" for an unrelated matter, said Germany's federal criminal agency.
He has previous convictions over child sexual abuse, the agency added.
"In connection with the disappearance of the then three-year-old British girl Madeleine Beth McCann... the Braunschweig public prosecutor's office is investigating a 43-year-old German citizen on suspicion of murder," said federal police in a statement.
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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained Wednesday that President Donald Trump went to St. John's Church with his Bible because it's what former President George W. Bush did after Sept. 11 and what Winston Churchill did during World War II. The problem, of course, being that protesters demanding an end to police brutality aren't the same as Al-Qaeda or the Nazis and it's police killing unarmed Americans, not Black Lives Matter.
‘Comically ridiculous’: Kayleigh McEnany sparks outrage by comparing Trump to Winston Churchill
At Wednesday's White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany compared President Donald Trump's church photo-op stunt to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspecting bombing damage during the Nazi raids in World War II.
Kayleigh compares the President’s photo op to Churchill inspecting bombing damage pic.twitter.com/KP5ovHMYzI
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