Lindsey Graham Flew To Turkey After Trump Cancelled Nancy Pelosi’s Trip
Even though President Trump retaliated against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s letter that essentially divided him from the State Of The Union, by sending her a letter instructing her to fly commercial as part of a congressional delegation to Afghanistan, Senator Lindsey Graham was allowed to visit Turkey.
But just when we thought that President Trump may have been being a spiteful by canceling House Speaker Pelosi’s all-important and very necessary visit to Afghanistan, while allowing the First Lady to sneak off to Mar-A-Lago, he upped the ante by not canceling Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) official trip to Turkey.
Senator Graham was dispatched to placate Turkish President Erdogan after President Trump announced his intention to leave some US troops in Syria.
Via CBS News:
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has met with U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to discuss the situation in Syria as the United States prepares to withdraw troops.
Graham, a prominent voice on foreign affairs in the U.S., met with Erdogan and other Turkish officials Friday for talks that were also expected to include a proposal for the creation of a “safe zone” in northeast Syria.
The visit comes days after a suicide bombing, claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), killed two U.S. service members and two American civilians in the northeast town of Manbij. It was the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in the country since they went in to fight ISIS in 2015.
So while Trump was arguably political games in publicly canceling Pelosi’s official government trip, Graham was furtively heading off to Turkey to help Trump save face over his Syria withdrawal plan.
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