President Donald Trump has achieved a whole flip-flop in his sentiment about America’s former Kurdish allies in Syria within the house of simply over a yr.
In a mashup revealed by Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Trump’s feedback from a New York press convention in September 2018 are contrasted together with his Wednesday remarks in regards to the Kurds ― who till an Oct. 6 announcement by the president, fought alongside U.S. troops in northern Syria in opposition to ISIS forces.
Trump was praised by Kurdish individuals on Twitter following his feedback in 2018. A Kurdish reporter, whom Trump addressed as “Mr. Kurd,” had requested the president what the U.S. relationship with Kurds could be following the defeat of ISIS.
“We’re trying to get along very well. We do get along great with the Kurds. We’re trying to help them a lot. Don’t forget, that’s their territory. We have to help them,” Trump answered. “I want to help them.”
“We don’t forget. I don’t forget,” he mentioned. “These are great people.”
During Wednesday’s press alternative, the president mentioned that the Kurds have been “no angels” and that their battle over land had “nothing to do with us.”
The president’s determination to withdraw U.S. troops and go away the Syrian Kurds to battle a Turkish army offensive alone was met with bipartisan backlash. Trump imposed sanctions Monday in opposition to Turkey in an try to dissuade them from the assault. However, they have been eliminated Thursday after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to a 120-hour pause in combating whereas Kurdish forces withdraw and give up their territory.
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