Mitt Romney doesn’t miss opportunity to blame Trump for “tragic loss of life”

Republican Sen Mitt Romney took to Twitter to castigate President Donald Trump for his removal of troops from northern Syria.

“Reports indicate Turkey is predictably attacking the Kurdish allies we abandoned. It’s a tragic loss of life among friends shamefully betrayed. We can only hope the President’s decision does not lead to even greater loss of life and a resurgence of ISIS.”

Romney is just one Republican who has broken with the president over the removal of troops from the region.

Sen. Lindsay Graham is still standing strong against President Donald Trump and his decision to remove troops from Syria, saying that it would be a step backward in the nation’s foreign policy.

“That’s a pre-9/11 mentality that the Middle East is no concern to us,” Graham told Fox News on Wednesday. “I hope President Trump’s right. I hope we can turn the fight against ISIS over to Turkey. I hope that Turkey, when they go into Syria, they won’t slaughter the Kurds… If [Trump] follows through with this, it’d be the biggest mistake of his presidency.”

“I would argue for him to go back to the status quo,” Graham said. “The safe zones were working. Patrolling with Turkey and international forces to protect the Kurds and Turkey is the way to go. If we pull out, the Kurds are in a world of hurt and ISIS comes back, and President Trump will own it.”

The president announced in response to Graham and other Republicans’ concerns that he would take action against Turkey if they made moves he considered to be “off limits,” however the Turks have reportedly crossed into Syria after the announcement.

“As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!)” Trump tweeted Tuesday.

“They must, with Europe and others, watch over the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!”

Written by Savannah Pointer.

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