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Trump falsely claims he ‘consulted with everybody’ including Joint Chiefs – Pentagon was ‘blindsided’

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President Donald Trump late Sunday night decided to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria – opening the area to an invasion by Turkey against the Kurds, who have helped the U.S. in the war against ISIS.

According to multiple reports Trump talked to Turkish President Erdogan Sunday night, then immediately had the White House issue the statement that he had called for the withdrawal.

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Other reports say the Pentagon was “blindsided,” and learned of the decision news reports. Even Fox News is reporting the Pentagon was “blindsided.”

And yet, Monday afternoon, asked by a reporter if he had consulted with anyone, Trump lied.

“I consulted with everybody. I always consult with everybody,” he claimed. That claim is also false. Trump has a record of making decisions based on the last person he talked to and making the announcement himself, surprising everyone. In fact, in February Trump announced he was pulling out of Syria, but had consulted with no one, not even his top military commander in the Middle East.

Trump Monday afternoon went on to claim many people are “extremely thrilled,” including the U.K. Reports from earlier Monday say Trump did not consult with them either.

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President Trump, in the video below, also lied once again, claiming when he bacame president the U.S. Military “did not have ammunition.” That’s totally false, also.

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Extorting Ukraine is bad enough, but Trump has done much worse

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Recently a friend who follows the news a bit less obsessively than I do said, “I thought George W. Bush was bad, but it seems like Donald Trump is even worse. What do you think?”

“Well,” I replied, “in terms of causing death and destruction, I suspect Bush still has the edge.” In fact, the U.S.-led forever wars begun under the Bush administration have killed hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq and Afghanistan (almost half a million by one respected estimate). And those are only directly caused, violent deaths. Several times that many have reportedly died from hunger, illness, and infrastructure collapse.

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Eric Trump bashes the children of politicians profiting off their family name to enrich themselves: ‘It is sickening’

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President Donald Trump third child blasted children of politicians profiting from their relationship during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News with Jeanine Pirro.

"So where does Joe Biden get off been so pompous and above it all?" Pirro asked.

"If I was doing the same thing that that family was doing I’d be in jail," Eric Trump said.

"Why is it that every family in politics enriches themselves?" he asked. "It is sickening."

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Trump ‘has done nothing wrong’: Lindsey Graham does not think ethnic cleansing is an impeachable offense

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) slammed President Donald Trump for allowing Turkey's ethnic cleansing of the Kurds in Syria, but then defended the president against impeachment during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News.

Graham told Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro that he worried that 15,000 ISIS fighters could escape, allowing the terrorist caliphate to reconstitute.

The South Carolina Republican declared that America "will not tolerate" ethnic cleansing.

But then he was asked about impeachment.

"Impeachment is a bunch of bull," Graham declared. "It is BS."

"The president has done nothing wrong," Graham argued.

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