An Iraq veteran and House Democrat has dubbed Donald Trump “one of the dumbest presidents in history” following his resolution to drag U.S. troops from northeastern Syria.
Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego, a member of the House Armed Services Committee and an ex-Marine, informed The Dean Obeidallah Show that he did not suppose the president “realised the impact of what he was doing” when he selected to take U.S. forces out of the area.
The White House revealed it could be withdrawing troops from areas managed by U.S.-allied Kurdish militias on Sunday after a cellphone name between Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
President Trump was reportedly “rolled” by Erdogan through the name because the Turkish President sought the green-light to assault Kurdish forces in Syria—who’ve performed a key position within the struggle in opposition to ISIS forces.
Turkey launched its assault on Kurds in northeastern Syria yesterday, with Turkish army claiming to have hit 181 “militant targets,” based on Reuters. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), led by Kurdish teams, mentioned Turkish bombing had killed 5 civilians yesterday.
Speaking to The Dean Obeidallah Show on SiriuxXM, Arizona Rep. Gallego shared his view on why Republicans have been getting indignant about President Trump’s resolution to drag troops from northeastern Syria.
“I mean honestly it’s just because he’s really stupid,” the Democrat mentioned. “He’s one of the dumbest presidents in the history of this country, and I don’t think he realized the impact of what he was doing when Erdogan got on the phone and tried to put pressure on him.”
Gallego additionally went on the accuse Trump of getting a “haphazard” and “dangerous” method to overseas coverage issues.
“He’s not listening to his advisors and he’s more focused on him than the country,” the Arizona Representative mentioned.
Asked if he feared a “wholesale slaughter” of individuals in northern Syria because of the U.S. troop withdrawal, the previous Marine mentioned: “The Turkish authorities, Erdogan, has been ready for this chance for years.
“They would love nothing greater than to create an additional buffer between them and the Kurds.”
Gallego additionally mentioned the Turkish authorities was “not very useful” to the United States, saying the country allowed ISIS to use it as a “transportation level into Syria.”
“This is only a tragedy. It’s a tragedy throughout an enormous scale,” he added.
The Democrat Representative of Arizona’s seventh District will not be the one Congressman to have slammed President Trump’s elimination of U.S. troops on Kurdish-controlled Syria.
In an announcement launched on Monday, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell mentioned the transfer would “solely profit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime,” while increasing “the danger that ISIS and different terrorist teams regroup.”
“American pursuits are finest served by American management, not by retreat or withdrawal,” he added.
McConnell’s criticism of the White House resolution chimed with the views of different Republicans within the GOP-led Senate, with South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeting Monday that the withdrawal “despatched probably the most harmful sign attainable” and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio saying Kurds would “face annihilation” because of the transfer.