Trump: ‘We’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon’

RT–President Donald Trump has made a surprise announcement that US forces will be withdrawing from Syria, citing the defeat of Islamic State and the need to defend US borders and rebuild “crumbling” infrastructure.

“We’re coming out of Syria very soon. Let the other people take care of it now,” Trump said during a speech in Richfield, Ohio on Thursday, dedicated to his infrastructure initiative.

The US spent $7 trillion in the Middle East, Trump said, describing how the US would build schools only for insurgents to destroy them, while there was no funding to build schools in Ohio.

“We build a school, they blow it up. We rebuild the school, they haven’t blown it up yet, but they will,” he said.

The president also pointed out the “wall” and 32,000 US troops guarding the border between North and South Korea, while the US border with Mexico was not likewise protected.

“Is there something a little bit wrong with that?” he asked the crowd.

Trump’s remarks about Syria are in line with what he said last month, at a press conference in Washington with Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull.

“We’re there for one reason: to get ISIS and get rid of ISIS, and to go home,” the US president had said. “We’re not there for any other reason and we’ve largely accomplished our goal.”

However, this goes against the previous pronouncements of his subordinates at the State Department and the military.

In January, then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined a plan that envisioned extended US presence in Syria to ensure a peaceful transfer of power to a “post-Assad leadership.” In December last year, the Pentagon said US troops would remain in Syria for “as long as we need to, to support our partners and prevent the return of terrorist groups.”

7 Replies to “Trump: ‘We’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon’

  1. syria used to be a nice place to live until uncle samuel’s terrorists gained root.
    uncle samuel has been funding the terrorists in syria, unlike russia who was invited in by the ELECTED assad govt to fight terrorists. so suddenly uncle samuel will leave syria? ya that’ll be the day.

  2. I will not sign the omnibus bill.
    I will protect your 2nd amendment.
    I did not have sex with that woman.

    Heard it all before, he is, don’t forget the leader of the deplorables and setting a wonderful example.

  3. Sorry, Mr. Trump, but considering your back pedaling on your other promises, such as your support for 2A and closing Guantanamo among others, I can no longer take seriously anything you promise.

  4. When pigs fly, sure right, believe that and I have a bridge I will sell you real cheap, your pants are on fire and your check is in the mail, don’t worry about that I will marry you, I didn’t know it was loaded, I will stop all these wars and look into 911!

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