This morning, President Trump took to Twitter with several tweets trying to gloss over the criticism he has been receiving from those on both sides of the aisle after his surprise decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria yesterday.
Prominent Republicans, such as Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio attacked the president’s decision and later teamed with Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Angus King, Joni Ernst, and Tom Cotton to send a letter to President Trump telling him that his decision is a ‘premature’ one, and that it will be a ‘costly mistake’.
Trying to fight off criticism that the move only stands to benefit Russia, one of Trump’s tweets this morning read, “Russia, Iran, Syria & many others are not happy about the U.S. leaving, despite what the Fake News says, because now they will have to fight ISIS and others, who they hate, without us. I am building by far the most powerful military in the world. ISIS hits us they are doomed!”
This tweet, claiming that Russia, among others, are not happy about the U.S. leaving Syria, despite what the ‘Fake News says’, is simply a blatant lie. How do we know this? Because Russia said so themselves just hours earlier.
So while Trump tries to claim that the media is lying about the situation, fact is he is the one who appears to be lying.