Tuesday, October 8, 2019
What could possibly have influenced Trump's disastrous decision to abandon the Kurds?
Here are a few reasons Trump may have betrayed the Kurds' and America's interests:
Trump On Turkey: ‘I Have A Little Conflict Of Interest ... It’s Called Trump Towers’
The president, in his own words in 2015, zeroes in on a problem linked to his order to abandon Kurdish allies to a Turkish assault in Syria.
Donald Trump’s Ukraine Scandal Has Its Roots in Russia
Both situations stem from the President’s apparent willingness to accept political favors from foreign leaders, and his eagerness to do Putin’s bidding.
This decision by Trump should come as no surprise to anyone. This is a president who does not care about foreign policy (as evidenced by the fact that there are so many unfilled positions - including ambassadorships - in his state department).
Trump gives more thought to what he's having for lunch than he does to foreign policy. If he does consider other countries at all it's only in the context of how they might make him money or win him an election. His base doesn't care about Kurds, and so neither does he. So, it must have come as a huge surprise to him that so many Republican senators are up in arms over his decision.
I'm sure when he made it he thought it was as meaningful as ketchup or no ketchup on his steak.