President Donald Trump took on Twitter Thursday with extensive defense in his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, which outlines the campaign's promise of being kept amid the growing bipartisan backlash from legislators.
"Does the United States want to be the police in the Middle East, getting NONE but spending valuable lives and trillions of dollars protecting others who, in most cases, do not appreciate what we do?"
Trump tweeted. "Do you want to be there forever?"
Does the United States want to be a police officer in the Middle East, getting NO but spending vital dollars and trillion dollars protecting others who, in most cases, do not appreciate what we do? Do you want to be there forever? Time for others to fight the end …..
̵1; Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2018
The president also claimed a separate tweet that "Russia, Iran, Syria and many others were unhappy about the US departure."
…. Russia, Iran, Syria and many others are unhappy about the departure of Austria, despite saying the Fake News, because now they must fight ISIS and others, that they hate , without us. I have now built the world's most powerful military. [DECEMBER192018
But that argument opposed the warnings from a coalition party of legislators Wednesday night after the president's statement.
"The withdrawal of American presence from Syria also prohibits two other enemies in the United States, Iran and Russia," wrote the group in a letter addressed to Trump. "As you know, both Iran and Russia have used the Syrian constitution as a stage to increase their influence in the region."
The letter was signed by Sens. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., Jeanne Shaheen, DN.H., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Angus King, I-Maine, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., And Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
The criticism line has been echoed by "Fox and Friends" host Brian Kilmeade just minutes before the president sent his first defensive tweets.
"He does exactly if it is not worse than what President Obama did. It's worse than blur on the red line, & # 39;" Kilmeade said.
At a news conference Thursday, the Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed that he approved Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces ..
"If the U.S. removes his accomplice, that's right," Putin said. "Do not forget that American troops, your armies in Syria are not legitimate."
The sudden nature of the president's decision, which he confirmed on a Wednesday morning note, was reported to be caught in many of his military advisers and outside the State Department guard.
But the president has argued on Thursday that it should be "no surprise," and is aligned with many of the promises he made before and during his term for president.
Surprisingly, Syria is not surprising. It has been my campaign for many years, and six months ago, when I wanted to do it publicly, I agreed to stay longer. Russia, Iran, Syria and others ISIS's local enemy. We are working there. Time to come home and rebuild. #MAGA
– Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2018
Trump is a continuous campaign against US military adventurism in the Middle East, argument that, "all touching the Middle East, they've got the fallen."
And at a news conference in April, Trump viewed the potential for withdrawal.
"We are coming out of Syria, as it is, soon. Let the other people take care of it now," Trump said.
In a video posted on his Twitter Wednesday night and again Thursday morning, Trump repeatedly repeated his claim that the US had "won against ISIS" and suggested that American troops died in action in conflicts with Other countries are looking down with pride in his Syria decision.
"We have been proud to have done this," Trump says. "And I'll tell you, they're sitting there looking at us and no more fun or more proud of their families to put them in a position where they've done it for so many people."