TRUMP TWEETS: Releases new statements on withdrawal of troops from Syria

OCTOBER 7, 2019

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Amid a flurry of backlash over his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and allow Turkey to take over the area, President Trump posted the following additional statements on Twitter, arguing on behalf of his decision.  He wrote:

I was elected on getting out of these ridiculous endless wars, where our great Military functions as a policing operation to the benefit of people who don’t even like the USA. The two most unhappy countries at this move are Russia & China, because they love seeing us bogged…..

….down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so. When I took over, our Military was totally depleted. Now it is stronger than ever before. The endless and ridiculous wars are ENDING! We will be focused on the big picture, knowing we can always go back & BLAST!

The president then blasted out two additional tweets, as follows:

As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over…

….the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!

Trump also re-tweeted the following post, arguing the war wasn’t worth more American lives:

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