In case you just woke up, the United States is now at war with Syria. It was waged without congressional approval and by a man who ran on a platform of isolationism. Now, his isolationist followers are pissed.
It doesn’t help that the favorite conspiracy theorist of Trump and his followers called the Assad attack on his own people a “false flag” designed to take us to war. According to his followers, Trump fell for it, hook, line and sinker. Or, he was lying to them all along.
The Trump of weeks past was firmly against any action in Syria. He even accused President Obama of wanting to wage war in Syria over falling poll numbers. Now that Trump’s poll numbers are in a complete tailspin, he desperately attacked Syria.
Now that Obama’s poll numbers are in tailspin – watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2012
He also said that Obama would have had to get congressional approval. Obama tried to, but Trump didn’t.
The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2013
Now that the man who’s proven himself to have zero principles is occupying the White House, his rules have changed, but his supporters’ haven’t. They feel duped.
— 💗/K/aitilyn💗 (@kitty_Kaiti) April 7, 2017
— Jody Paulson (@JodyPaulson) April 7, 2017
John McCain is far more of a threat to this country than Bashar al-Assad could ever be. #SyriaHoax
— Virginia Dare (@vdare) April 7, 2017
Trump Told Us For Years to “Not Bomb Syria”
>Help Elect Trump
>Trump Bombs Syria
— Battle Beagle (@HarmlessYardDog) April 7, 2017
People voted for you to stop the 3rd world invasion & to MAGA – not for more neocon wars. Kushner is poison#SyriaHoax
— Gregory Montfort (@GregMontfort) April 7, 2017
— Ozreality media (@ozrealitymedia) April 7, 2017
— Based Monitored 🇺🇸 (@BasedMonitored) April 7, 2017
At least it’s encouraging that people are beginning to see through Trump’s shallow attempt at regaining popularity, but there’s little doubt that his approval numbers will rise after the attack, just because so many Americans love war.
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