The strong pushback on Capitol Hill prompted Trump to recast as well as restate his decision, but with renewed bombast and self-flattery.
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Sunday night the White House had said the U. One official described that White House announcement as a botched effort appeared aimed at making Trump look bold for ending a war. That official, like others interviewed, was not authorized to speak on the record and was granted anonymity to comment. The official added that Erdogan appeared to be reconsidering his earlier resolve because he was relatively quiet Monday.
But damage done to relations with the Kurds could be irreparable. And in reaction, Trump said the U. The announcement threw the military situation in Syria into fresh chaos and injected deeper uncertainty into U. A Foreign Ministry statement warned Turkey to avoid any action that would harm the international coalition against the Islamic State and noted the Kurds had been essential allies. It entirely omitted any mention of the United States. Trump entered the White House in intent on getting out of Syria, and even before the counter-IS military campaign reclaimed the last militant strongholds early this year, he declared victory and said troops would leave.
In his later remarks, Trump asserted that American troops in Syria are not performing useful work.
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