As if President Trump hadn’t already done enough to endanger the national security of the United States by cozying up to Russia and then attempting to subvert the investigation into the matter, we now have Trump exposing a covert military program in Syria via his Twitter feed.
Monday evening, Trump read a story in the Washington Post about his ending of funding for rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and couldn’t resist grabbing his cell phone so he could send this message:
The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
The program Trump referred to is one which began under President Obama. It was designed to allow the CIA to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting against the Syrian government in the ongoing civil war. It should be noted that the Russians have long been vehemently opposed the U.S. program. But shortly after his meetings with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G-20, Trump announced it would be canceled, just as Putin had wanted.
Twitter gave the president hell for being so casual with a covert program and the fact that the he had once again capitulated to Putin:
If the media reports are true, the President of the United States just confirmed a CIA covert action program. On Twitter. https://t.co/fEmuqHDWN9
— Ned Price (@nedprice) July 25, 2017
You've reversed the last five years of effort by American intelligence and military forces JUST to help Russia win in Syria!
— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) July 25, 2017
President Trump supports Assad because he is Putin's puppet.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) July 25, 2017
If we're going to refer to things by the people who own them, does that make you the Goldman Sachs president?
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) July 25, 2017
God, are you really stupid enough to reveal a (formerly) covert operation on Twitter? My cat is literally smarter than you. Buffoon.
— Carter Gaddis (@DadScribe) July 25, 2017
The only one fabricating anything is you. You're a danger to humanity. You're also demented. Resign.
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) July 25, 2017
I’m pretty damn sure we’d be a lot safer and more secure as a country if we just elected an ill-tempered 5-year-old to take Trump’s place. God knows he or she would be a hell of a lot more mature.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org