Lindsey Graham is now upset with Trump: 'This is the biggest lie' to the American people (VIDEO)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) went on Fox & Friends Monday morning, President Donald Trump's favorite show on television, and blasted the president in a way the South Carolina Senator rarely does against Republicans.
“ISIS is not defeated. This is the biggest lie being told by this administration.”
Lindsey Graham called Trump's decision to abandon the Kurds "impulsive."
"I hope I'm making myself clear how shortsighted & irresponsible this decision is in my view," he says. "This to me is just unnerving to its core."
Lindsey released a statement further saying:
"I don’t know all the details regarding President Trump’s decision in northern Syria. In process of setting up phone call with Secretary Pompeo. If press reports are accurate this is a disaster in the making.
* Ensures ISIS comeback.
* Forces Kurds to align with Assad and Iran.
* Destroys Turkey’s relationship with U.S. Congress.
* Will be a stain on America’s honor for abandoning the Kurds."
All of this barking is in regards to Trump shifting U.S. policy in Syria and endorsing Turkey to engage in military options there. This will defeat the once American-backed Kurdish forces near the border there.
Ironically, Trump already announced last December that he was withdrawing troops from Syria but he completely reversed himself after the Pentagon, intelligence officials, and allies in Europe and the Middle East gave him considerable backlash.
Trump is now defending his decision in a very weird way:
"As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!).
They must, with Europe and others, watch over the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!"
As far as ISIS goes, tens of thousands of them still exist. They haven't all been defeated. Trump just wants to bring the troops home. That's all fine and dandy but it's causing severe backlash in his own party. We're glad Lindsey Graham publicly acknowledges how big of a liar Trump really is.