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Politics Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Syria pullout a 'sickening betrayal' of allies

17:35  07 october  2019
17:35  07 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Trump said the withdrawal of troops from Syria was long overdue and justified abandoning the Kurds to a likely Quite a few critics of President Trump lashed out at what they call a betrayal of the Kurdish militias and submission His decision is a sickening betrayal both of the Kurds and his oath of office.

Republicans from the presidential ticket on down pounced Saturday on Hillary Clinton ’s remarks that half of Donald J. Trump ’ s supporters fit into a “basket of deplorables,” saying it showed she was out of touch with an economically hard-hit electorate.

Hillary Clinton on Monday slammed the Trump administration's decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria.

Hillary Clinton wearing a black shirt: Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Syria pullout a 'sickening betrayal' of allies© Greg Nash Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Syria pullout a 'sickening betrayal' of allies

"Let us be clear: The president has sided with authoritarian leaders of Turkey and Russia over our loyal allies and America's own interests," Clinton, a former secretary of State and senator and President Trump's Democratic rival in 2016, tweeted.

"His decision is a sickening betrayal both of the Kurds and his oath of office."

The White House said late Sunday that U.S. troops would be pulled from the region ahead of a military operation Turkey would soon be launching.

The move was also criticized by Trump's former ISIS envoy Brett McGurk and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), an ally of the president.

The U.S. had more than 1,000 troops deployed in the working closely with the Kurdish YPG, which leads the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Despite the backlash, Trump doubled down on his decision Monday in a series of tweets in which he said it is time to remove the U.S. from "ridiculous endless wars."

"WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN," the president said.

Pentagon planning to pull all US troops from Syria in coming weeks, officials say .
The Pentagon is accelerating plans to get all American troops out of Syria in the coming days and weeks, two U.S. officials tell Fox News. It's not clear right now when all the roughly 1,000 US troops in Syria will be pulling out of the country. A small garrison in southern Syria near Jordan with over 100 U.S troops could remain to guard a supply line used by Iranian-backed forces to move weapons between Tehran and Beirut, as well as Damascus, the officials added. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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