A Fox News chyron underlined a major lie by White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.
She still hasn’t given an official press briefing, but Grisham made one of her frequent appearances on “Fox & Friends” to celebrate a cease-fire negotiated Thursday by Vice President Mike Pence that’s already been broken.
“The president has an obligation to look out for the troops and look out for the country,” Grisham said, justifying President Donald Trump’s decision to remove troops from northern Syria and abandoned Kurdish allies to ethnic cleansing by Turkey.
“When (Turkish president Recep Tayyip) Erdoğan made it clear he was going to invade, the president acted decisively to pull our military out of the way,” Grisham said. “He sent a delegation over to get a cease-fire. That takes time.”
As she spoke, a graphic reading, “fighting continues in Syria despite cease-fire,” ran underneath a split screen showing Grisham alongside video of fighting in the area U.S. troops have abandoned.
“I will not talk about operations on the ground, I leave that to the Department of Defense,” Grisham said. “The president is to protect our country. He is putting America first. He always said that we’ll not be in never-ending wars anymore. As for the cease-fire, I’m really happy that our delegation was successful. We’ll leave it at that.”
On Fox, the White House press secretary spins the hell out of Trump betraying US allies: "When President Erdogan made it clear he was going to invade, the president acted decisively to pull our military out of harm's way." She also says the ceasefire delegation "was successful." pic.twitter.com/DFFmpyDTvW
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) October 18, 2019
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Paruresis (shy bladder) and parcopresis (shy bowel) are little known mental health conditions, yet they can significantly compromise a person’s quality of life.
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"We are going to strengthen security at Machu Picchu by installing high-tech cameras," Jose Bastante, head of the archeological park, told AFP.
Bastante said 18 cameras will be located at three strategic points of the citadel as well as access points from surrounding mountains.
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