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Neocons and Never Trumpers Pile on President Trump Over His Removal of Troops in Syria

These interests want a Bush-era foreign policy.

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President Donald Trump was put into the Oval Office in 2016 to enact an “America First” agenda, which meant bringing troops home from foreign conflicts and an end to the costly U.S. role as world policeman.

For living up to his mandate, President Trump is getting lambasted by neoconservatives and “Never Trumpers” who are angry that Trump is moving toward peace abroad.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a neocon warmonger who is generally supportive of Trump, was among the first to bash the President’s decision to remove troops from Northern Syria and cede remaining ISIS prisoners-of-war to Turkey.

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“The biggest lie being told by the administration is that ISIS has been defeated,” Graham said, accusing the President of being a liar during an appearance on “Fox and Friends” Monday morning. “To say to the American people that ISIS is defeated is just not true.”

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Graham also whined in a Twitter post about the U.S. supposedly abandoning the Kurds, a Muslim socialist fighting force that was apart of the coalition to defeat ISIS in Syria.

Trump-hating Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) also expressed his anger with the President for his decision to move toward peace in the Middle East.

“He needs to know that this bad decision will likely result in the slaughter of allies who fought with us, including women and children. I hope the President will listen to his generals and reconsider. And before Turkey butchers innocent Kurds, Erdogan should carefully consider his privileged status as a NATO member. The American people don’t partner with genocidal regimes,” Sasse said in a statement.

Sen. “Little” Marco Rubio (R-FL), who was once one of Trump’s most vicious primary for President in 2016, took a shot at the commander-in-chief as well. He called Trump’s move a “grave mistake that will have implications far beyond Syria.”

“It would confirm [Iran’s] view of this administration & embolden them to escalate hostile attacks which in turn could trigger much broader & more dangerous regional war,” Rubio added.

The ultimate loser, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), didn’t miss this opportunity to bash President Trump, the man who he envies for accomplishing what he never could.

“The President’s decision to abandon our Kurd allies in the face of an assault by Turkey is a betrayal. It says that America is an unreliable ally; it facilitates ISIS resurgence; and it presages another humanitarian disaster,” Romney wrote in a Tweet.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), a neocon whose father Dick was the architect of the Iraq War while serving as Vice President, also criticized the President’s decision.

“This decision ignores lesson of 9/11. Terrorists thousands of miles away can and will use their safe-havens to launch attacks against America,” Cheney wrote in a Tweet.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), who worked for Mitt Romney on his failed presidential campaign before being thrust into the U.S. House with establishment money, also condemned the President’s actions.

“Not only will this decision further destabilize the region, it will make it more difficult for the U.S. to recruit allies & partners to defeat terrorist groups like ISIS,” she said.

Despite all of the criticism from the neocons and Never Trumpers, the President remains undaunted in his resolve. He has issued many tweets throughout the day defending his controversial decision.

 

President Trump stands by his move to remove troops from Syria, as his mandate is to put America first, not to appease establishment career politicians in the Washington D.C. swamp.

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President Donald Trump Pledges to Nominate A Woman as Next Supreme Court Justice

It’s going to be a woman.

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President Trump revealed that he plans to nominate a woman as his next Supreme Court nominee during a rally on Saturday in North Carolina. The nominee, if confirmed, would replace longtime progressive judge Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who passed away on Friday.

Reports indicate that President Trump plans to announce the identity of a SCOTUS nominee on either Monday or Tuesday. He suggested as such during his North Carolina rally, confirming that the nominee would be a woman. The crowd could be heard chanting “fill that seat,” indicative of the strong desire among conservatives for President Trump to exercise his constitutional duties and advance a nominee.

Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa are considered to be strong candidates to fill the nomination, with the former almost being picked in 2018 to fill the vacancy ultimately filled by Brett Kavanaugh. Barrett is reportedly considered a front-runner in the selection process.

President Trump also cited the constitutional basis for nominating a Supreme Court justice, pointing out that Article 2 of the Constitution placed the imperative upon him as President to do as such. Republicans control both the White House and the Senate, a crucial difference from the divided government of 2016 when President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland was blocked by the Senate.

Democrats are guaranteed to fight furiously to block the confirmation of any Supreme Court nominee advanced by President Trump, with Chuck Schumer himself saying that he wouldn’t accept the possibility of any new justices while Trump is in office, even if it’s during his second term.

Tentative confirmation proceedings, which will occur in the midst of the Presidential election, have the chance to make Brett Kavanaugh’s wild confirmation process look like a gingerly walk in the park.

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