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Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:18 PM

Trump torches Graham for criticizing his Syria troops plan

Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/20/trump-re

President Donald Trump slapped back at one of his biggest supporters-turned-gadfly on Thursday, accusing Sen. Lindsey Graham of opposing fewer military casualties by urging Trump to reconsider pulling U.S. forces out of Syria.

Since word got out that Trump had made the sudden decision to begin withdrawing troops from the conflict-riven country, backlash from both sides of the aisle has come swiftly and only intensified.

Graham has been one of the most vocal critics of Trump's plan and has saturated any media the president is sure to see — especially Twitter and cable TV — to express his outrage. On Wednesday night, Graham said the abrupt move, in which Trump broke with his national security team, would be a “stain on the honor of the United States.”

In a news conference Thursday, Graham implored the president to reverse course and promised that Trump would incur the senator’s wrath if he did not.

“President Trump — I will help you any way I can … but because you’re a Republican, I’m not going to ignore what I believe,” Graham said. “I’m going to give you an honest evaluation. I was willing to support a Democrat if he followed sound military advice. I’m willing to fight a Republican if you don’t.”

But in a tweet hours later, Trump mused that it was “so hard to believe that Lindsey Graham would be against saving soldier lives & billions of $$$.”

Though Trump on Wednesday declared victory over ISIS in Syria, he’s largely backed off that assertion, arguing instead that it shouldn’t be the responsibility of the U.S. to take on the Islamic State on its own in the region.


Read more: Politico



Worried about soldiers lives..Worried about the cost..

All reasonable concerns from a dickhead with absolutely
no part of its body for empathy for anyone...our military
personnel included..IMHO

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Reply Trump torches Graham for criticizing his Syria troops plan (Original post)
Maxheader Dec 2018 OP
snowybirdie Dec 2018 #1
George II Dec 2018 #3
snowybirdie Dec 2018 #4
George II Dec 2018 #2
Maxheader Dec 2018 #8
George II Dec 2018 #9
pangaia Dec 2018 #5
volstork Dec 2018 #6
SergeStorms Dec 2018 #7
Racerdog1 Dec 2018 #10
mahina Dec 2018 #11
WhiteHat Dec 2018 #12
WhiteHat Dec 2018 #13
WarWhatIsItGoodFor Dec 2018 #14
forgotmylogin Dec 2018 #15
riversedge Dec 2018 #16

Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:22 PM

1. I guess

Mz Lindsey won't get invited to play golf anytime soon

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:27 PM

3. That's a pretty obnoxious characterization of Graham. Certainly not funny!

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:47 PM

4. He's a

pretty obnoxious person with no respect due. Didn't mean to offend lgtbq folks. Just repeating jokes I hear on the radio. Sorry for any misunderstanding. Happy Holdays!

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:24 PM

2. Your link doesn't work.

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:04 PM

9. Thanks. That does it.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:53 PM

5. Classic abusive behavior.

Turn one thing into something else and blame the other person by trying to lay a guilt trip on them.

I wonder how bad Melania has it?
Actually, I don't wonder. I just typed that for... why..

I have too many other things to think about.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:08 PM

6. Cue Lindsey's vapors

in 3...2...1...

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:59 PM

7. Your "Syria troops plan"...

IS FUCKING CRAZY! "Steel Slats" Trump is acting unilaterally with our troops, and Trump doesn't know SHIT about ANYTHING!

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:43 PM

10. Aunt Lindsey

 

May just start crying.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 09:18 PM

11. He doesn't know Marines aren't soldiers

God I loathe this worm. Apology to worms.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 09:19 PM

12. Gimme Maxine Waters any day.

 

She's unreservedly, outspokenly 100% anti-Trump, perfectly willing to toss dirt all over his family and otherwise do whatever it takes.

Yeah! That's the righteous path.

Unlike Lindsay Graham, who can't seem to decide if he's on the side of the angels or the side of his big-money donors.

Tell me, Lindsay, is it hard to parse your patriotism against your donor money? How much do you have stashed away in the Caymans? Robert Mueller knows. You might as well come clean now. You have zero "legacy" left.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 10:12 PM

13. OK, so what about Bush's "Spreading Democracy Throughout the World"?

 

Bashar al-Assad is an undisputed monster, slaughtering (now undisputed) millions of people throughout Syria.

Can we, as the undisputed leader of Democracy let this stand?

Apparently we can, if it's in Trump's (questionable) interests.

Resist.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 01:39 AM

14. We should not support war just to oppose Trump

 

Ever since 9/11, the Republicans - be it Bush, McCain, or Trump - have always seemed to believe endless war is the answer for our national security.

Quite frankly, withdrawing from Syria and Afghanistan is the best thing I’ve heard all day. This is not to say I don’t enjoy the schaedenfraude, but there’s a big difference enjoying the fireworks versus supporting indefinitely keeping a military presence in Syria and Afghanistan just because Trump is pulling out some troops for whatever reason.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 02:11 AM

15. If you're advocating a 5billion+Great Wall of Nationalism...

I think you lose your chance to claim "cost savings" for anything else.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 06:20 PM

16. This link works.........

The link in the OP lend me to page saying they could not find the article --but it is there at Politico --and other places.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/20/trump-responds-graham-syria-criticism-1071636

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