President Trump claims to have the endorsement of dead U.S. soldiers (VIDEO)
President Donald Trump, in a campaign-style video that he made for his loyal followers, pointed up towards the sky and said 'and that's the way they want it,' referencing all the fallen soldiers who have fought in previous U.S. wars.
By making the statement, Trump is saying that dead soldiers are agreeing with his latest move to pull out of Syria and bring all troops home.
Trump didn't make the comment until the very end of the video.
Trump claims that he made the decision to leave because ISIS has been defeated.
"We've beaten them, and we've beaten them badly," the president said.
While some on the left are hailing the move, Trump is being criticized by some of his most loyal party members in the Senate.
Trump is having trouble getting the endorsement of his own party, let alone dead soldiers.
They suggested Trump wasn't being honest when he said there has been total victory in Syria. They said it simply wasn't true.
Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Armed Services Committee is chiming in, saying people will be slaughtered because of it.
"Eight days ago the Administration called a hypothetical pullout 'reckless.' Today, we're leaving. The President's generals had no idea where this weak decision came from: They believe the high-fiving winners today are Iran, ISIS, and Hezbollah. The losers are Israel, humanitarian victims, and U.S. intelligence gathering. A lot of American allies will be slaughtered if this retreat is implemented."
That aside - it's said that Trump also sidestepped his entire national security team on Syria. Why then did he do it?
The removal of troops is a complete reversal of US policy in the region and it's being reported that now the US will be out of Syria it will give Russia and Iran more flexibility in the region, a major win for them.
Said another way: all the soldiers who fought in Syria for a stated goal have died in vain if ISIS reemerges as a major threat in the area, which several opponents of Trump on the move are saying is a strong possibility by the sudden withdrawal.