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GOP lawmaker mocks Trump on ISIS: ‘Campaign promise fail’

Greg Nash

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) on Thursday lashed out at President Trump 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 Graham (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. 

Tags Adam Kinzinger Donald Trump ISIS Kurds Lindsey Graham Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Syria troop withdrawal Turkey

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