By Nancy Langley
Published December 20, 2018 | 12:40 AM EST
UPDATED: DECEMBER 21, 2018 | 12:35 AM EST
Updated as new tweets are posted and for clerical edits.
2 Midnight Tweets
FOX Network Promo
I am not an expert on military operations in the Middle East. I would consider members of our military and counter-intelligence agencies to be experts on U.S. military operations in the Middle East.
What have they advised to be the best course of action?
Did the president make a decision after consultations with those experts, or was this something he decided to do on a whim?
1st Morning Tweet
Quotes 2 Senators
The president quotes 2 senators who apparently expressed their agreement about his decision re: Syria. That 2 senators agree is irrelevant.
It is customary for the president to talk about military decisions with members of Congress and experts. WHO WAS INCLUDED IN THIS DECISION?
Public Opinion Manipulation Attempt
Again – he is avoiding crucial issues associated with the region. Military policy in the middle east is not determined by whether or not sufficient appreciation is signaled by the appropriate persons. However, one must ask how U.S. removal of troops in the region will affect the power balance of Russian influence there.
When the president first tweeted on this topic, he claimed that ISIS had been defeated. Apparently he lied. He lied then and he is lying now. Russia has everything to gain should the U.S. remove itself from the region. Leaving Syria may prove to be the first step in a sequence of actions this president could take to tip the balance of power away from the U.S. towards authoritarian regimes.
Only Democrats Write Bills Now?
First, any legislation out of Congress is legislation developed by BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. They work together on behalf of the United States. For whom does this president work?
Russia is the enemy, Mr. president. Democrats are not. And the wall is an expensive, ineffective policy choice that is being denied to you. If Mexico won’t pay for it, and the U.S. won’t pay for it, why don’t you take some money out of the Trump Foundation to pay for it? Oh wait – you can’t.
UPDATE: Your fans have started a “GoFundMe” site for your wall. Here’s ya go …
We Don’t Really Need The Wall
The only person still talking about the wall is the president.
He tells us the caravan did not “get through”. He tells us the “Border is tight.”. If those statements are true, WHY DO WE NEED HIS WALL?
Re-Tweets His Own Tweet
This is a re-tweet of the video clip he made yesterday afternoon and posted last night. The president is his own most adoring fan.
Whining about The Wall Again
First Step Act
More Syria Distraction
Green Acres | Farm Bill
So … Apparently this is how the president relates to farmers … He considers them from a perspective of a television show. I don’t think he’d last a year truly working on a farm.
Re-Tweets His Own Tweet – Again
Mattis Retirement Announcement
This is very concerning information. General Mattis is a key military figure in the administration, and one would expect his involvement in military decisions to be critical. Other media sources are reporting that General Mattis wrote a lengthy resignation letter, and are recommending that every American should read that letter.
Oddly Ecstatic Expression of Gratitude
The president is tweeting about a vote in the House of Representatives that included some funding for his wall. No one (but presidential fans) believes the wall is an effective policy solution, so if he really believes that “many have said that the enthusiasm was greater than they have ever seen before”, then he is surrounded by very convincing liars (or people with very small audiences).
It is unbelievable that a president of the United States would taunt the expected next Speaker of the House on Twitter. He is beyond unconventional. He is desperate for approval.