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Only a few days after the signing of a sweeping criminal justice reform package and a $867 billion farm bill into law, President Trump on Sunday complained of the intense media focus on his decision to remove troops from what he called the “infinite war” in Syria and Afghanistan.
The cross-party criminal justice reform and the farm bill, which violated secured more funding for farmers through the trade war with China, and called for an immediate “welfare reform” were largely troop drawdown — and Secretary of defense James Mattis overshadowed by the President’s sudden’ sudden resignation.
The White house announced last week that all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria and about 7,000 troops from Afghanistan-about half of the US pull the stationed soldiers there.
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“We wrote two pieces of important legislation this week, criminal law reform and the Farm Bill,” Trump. “These are two Big Deals, but all the fake media wants to talk about is “the fault” of the education of our young people back home, of the Never-ending wars. It all started 19 years ago!”
While President Obama promised repeatedly, pull out all troops from Afghanistan by 2014, US and NATO troops to remain there, in a largely training and Advisory role.
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Afghanistan’s security forces rely heavily on the U.S. air forces against the Taliban and an upstart, the Islamic state affiliate. More than 2,400 American soldiers have died in Afghanistan since the 2001 US-led invasion, and Trump announced in a video last week that the troop deaths on his mind at the announcement of the extracts.
Speaking of hours earlier on “Fox News Sunday,” incoming Acting chief of staff of the White house Mick Mulvaney defends Trump’s planned troop withdrawals, saying that while “we recognize the fact that these unpopular within the beltway” and “we recognize this fact is unpopular within the defence Ministry,” the movement, ultimately, was “very popular with the ordinary American people.”
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Mulvaney has not commented on that Mattis was the right man for the job.
“Let’s be honest with each other,” said Mulvaney. “I think the relationship between these two men [Trump and Mattis] had fraying. I don’t think that the President relied on to Mattis to deliver the president’s vision.”
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But Leon Panetta, who previously served as the Director of the CIA, Secretary of defense, the White house chief of staff and OMB Director, later told Wallace of “Fox News Sunday” that the government’s move, demanding the resignation of Syria-seemingly about Mattis’ repeated and strenuous objections-that was irresponsible.
“I think the step back to pull to all of a sudden, the troops of Syria has sent a terrible message to the world, where the United States stands for,” Panetta said.
He added: “If we send a message to ISIS, somehow, you come back, you can be persistent, you can come back and attack us and us vulnerable to another 9/11 attack-that is unacceptable.”
Trump on Sunday also slammed the outgoing Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who is Trump’s statements condemned as a hasty error would allow ISIS back from the brink. Corker argues that Trump is a worse decision was when President Obama for the withdrawal from Iraq, analysts have said contributed to the rise of ISIS it is.
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Corker, in addition, made a mockery of the ongoing partial government shutdown to fight the wise in the midst of White house demands for more border wall financing as “intentionally fabricated” dispute-a “made-up, so that the President can look like he’s fighting.”
Trump tweeted: “Bob Corker was responsible for ensuring that the terrible Iran Nuclear deal, which I finished, but he scolds me want to get our young people back home safely. Bob wanted to run and asked for my approval. I said NO, and the game was over. #MAGA, I LOVE TENNESSEE!”
Fox News’ Chris Wallace contributed to this report.