President Trump has defended his widely criticized decision to withdraw troops from Syria by saying it’s time to bring the troops home. This is Trump speaking at a rally in Minnesota Thursday.
President Donald Trump: “We were supposed to be in Syria for 30 days; we’ve now been there for 10 years. We were supposed to be in Afghanistan for a short period of time; we’re now going to be there for close to 19 years. It’s time to bring them home.”
In fact, Trump has not said the troops withdrawn from Syria will come back to the United States. And less than 24 hours after his Minnesota campaign stump speech, the Pentagon announced it was deploying an additional 1,800 troops to Saudi Arabia.