GOP lawmaker mocks Trump on ISIS: 'Campaign promise fail'

GOP lawmaker mocks Trump on ISIS: 'Campaign promise fail'
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Republican Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerLawmakers from both sides of the aisle mourn Cummings GOP congressman slams Trump over report that US bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters Kinzinger challenges Trump's defense chief on Syria in closed-door meeting MORE (Ill.) on Thursday lashed out at President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi arrives in Jordan with bipartisan congressional delegation Trump says his Doral resort will no longer host G-7 after backlash CNN's Anderson Cooper mocks WH press secretary over Fox News interview MORE over the president's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, saying the move amounts to a “campaign promise fail.”

Trump tweeted earlier on Thursday that the U.S. had removed “2 ISIS militants tied to beheadings in Syria,” just “in case the Kurds or Turkey lose control.”

Kinzinger responded to that tweet, saying, “Ah the other 10,000 no biggie, at least you got the 'big two.' Campaign promise fail,” referring to Trump's 2016 campaign promises to completely destroy ISIS.

 

Kinzinger earlier in the week slammed Trump over the administration's decision to pull back from Syria, saying, “The America I love is capable of a much higher calling.”

 

His tweets followed confirmation from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that Turkish forces had begun their assault on Kurdish forces after Trump's announcement.

Trump condemned Turkey's move into northeastern Syria but held firm in his decision to remove the troops despite facing significant blowback from Democrats and Republicans alike.

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamErdoğan got the best of Trump, experts warn Graham: I'm seeking to make Trump successful 'but not at all costs' The Memo: Trump's sea of troubles deepens MORE (R-S.C.), one of Trump's fiercest allies on Capitol Hill, said Wednesday that Trump's move in Syria might be the “biggest mistake” of his presidency.

The United Nations Security Council will meet Thursday to discuss a response to Turkey's invasion of Syria.