This morning, President Donald J. Trump announced that he plans to withdraw American troops from Syria.
‘“I want to get out, Trump said at a press conference. “I want to bring our troops back home.”
“[T]he president said that the U.S. mission would not extend beyond the destruction of the Islamic State, and that he expects other countries, particularly wealthy Arab states in the region, to pick up the task of paying for reconstruction of stabilized areas, including sending their own troops, if necessary,” according to a Washington Post report.
Trump noted that the U.S. has gotten nothing out of the $7 trillion spent in the Middle East over the past 17 years, reminiscent of his anti-war campaign message from two years ago.
Once again, Trump follows through on a promise.
This story is developing.