From Hospital Bed — John McCain Hits President Trump on Twitter
He’s a fighter.
John McCain hit President Trump on Twitter from his hospital bed on Thursday.
The Republican critic attacked President Trump for ending a failed program to train, fund and arm Syrians to fight Assad and ISIS.
The program has been a complete failure and cost Americans millions of dollars.
McCain tied Trump’s decision to Russia.
Reports admin ending prgm to assist Syrian opposition irresponsible, short-sighted& plays into Russia, Assad’s hands https://t.co/N7KVqn1VD6
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 20, 2017
Here is a previous report from 2015 on the failed program McCain wants to keep funding—
As of July 2015, the US had only trained 60 Syrian fighters to take on ISIS.
The Obama administration was hoping to build a force to neutralize ISIS.
ISIS has 20,000 to 30,000 fighters.
But several of the US-trained rebels were captured when they entered Syria in July.
And then there was this…
The remaining US-trained fighters refused to fight, saying they were misled by the Obama administration.