Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey, claiming Syria ceasefire is ‘permanent’ – live

President emphasized US troops were ‘safe’ after his decision and said: ‘Let someone else fight over this long-bloodstained sand’


Now that Trump has concluded his statement on the situation in Syria, the blog can parse through some of the falsehoods and misrepresentations the president just shared.

For starters, Trump tried to put the blame on his predecessor, Barack Obama, for inaction on Syria. However, Trump was opposed to striking Syria in 2013, after the Assad regime crossed Obama’s “red line” of using chemical weapons.


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