Here We Go… AFP Says Macron Convinced Trump to Stay in Syria Long-Term

Five years ago President Trump said the US should stay the hell out of Syria.

But things have changed since Donald Trump became president.
On Friday night the US military attacked Syrian chemical weapons facilities.

And now it looks like the US will be bogged down in Syria for awhile.
At least that’s what French President Emmanuel Macron says.

NY Mag reported:

Less than two weeks ago, President Trump said he wanted to remove all American troops from Syria. Days later, after Syrian president Bashar-al Assad carried out his latest deadly chemical-weapons attack against rebel forces and civilians, Trump was reported to be blustering about punishing Russia and Iran, which would carry great risk of broadening the Syrian Civil War. After his generals talked him down from that idea, he opted for a conventional, possibly fruitless strike on Syrian chemical-weapons facilities. And now, French President Emmanuel Macron claims that he has convinced Trump to commit U.S. forces to stay in Syria for a while after all.

Macron says he changed Trump’s mind in a phone call before the airstrikes on Friday night. “We convinced him it was necessary to remain there,” he said.

Also during a Fox News Appearance on Sunday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley declared that the US “would not pull its troops out of Syria until its goals were accomplished.” We currently have 2,000 troops stationed in the backward country.


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