Yeah, we did not defeat 100% of the ISIS caliphate.

But nice try.

So Trump is less worried about our former allies in the fight against ISIS being slaughtered than he is about brown people coming across the Mexican border looking for jobs in America.

Gotta keep those priorities straight. 

However Trump has heard people criticizing him over this rash decision, and he has a solution. 


Courtesy of ABC News

President Donald Trump issued an executive order authorizing, “the imposition of sanctions against current and former officials of the Government of Turkey and any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing actions in northeast Syria.”

“The president has been very clear, these sanctions are very, very strong,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters Monday afternoon.

The U.S. has sanctioned three ministers and two government agencies in Turkey, according to the Treasury Department, which also said that there will be additional sanctions “as necessary” condemning Turkey for “endangering innocent civilians, and destabilizing the region, including undermining the campaigns to defeat ISIS.”

Vice President Mike Pence also told reporters that he has been directed to begin to negotiations “to bring an end to the violence.”

“The president’s objective here is very clear. That the sanctions that were announced today will continue, and will worsen — unless and until — Turkey embraces an immediate cease fire, stops the violence and agrees to negotiate a long-term settlement of the issues along the border between Turkey and Syria,” Pence said.

To be clear Trump is now imposing sanctions on a country as punishment for doing a thing that we allowed them to do by removing the troops that were keeping them from doing that thing. 

Make no mistake Trump is responsible for the multiple deaths in Syria and implementing a few sanctions will not change that fact nor bring those people back to life.