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Trump Offers Bizarre Reason for Abandoning Kurdish Allies - Page 2

'They didn't help us in Normandy,' he says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2019 4:04 AM CDT
Updated Oct 10, 2019 7:02 AM CDT

  • Trump's own alliances with some Republican lawmakers appear to be weakening. "At request of this administration the Kurds served as the primary ground fighters against ISIS in Syria so US troops wouldn’t have to," but Trump then "cut deal with Erdogan allowing him to wipe them out," tweeted Sen. Marco Rubio. He predicted that the policy would do severe and long-lasting damage both to America's reputation and its interests.
  • Rep. Liz Cheney said she couldn't understand why Trump "is leaving America's allies to be slaughtered and enabling the return of ISIS." "President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from northern Syria is having sickening and predictable consequences," she said.
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, normally one of Trump's staunchest allies, tweeted Wednesday that he had reached a bipartisan agreement with Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen "on severe sanctions against Turkey for their invasion of Syria," the Hill reports. "While the Administration refuses to act against Turkey, I expect strong bipartisan support," Graham said.

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