Dems Slam Trump’s Foreign Troop Reductions as ‘Gift’ to Vladimir Putin
Apparently, bringing American troops home is now a wildly unconscionable idea somehow.
No matter President Trump chooses to do, the left will find a way to lambast him for it.
This “resistance” to all-things-Trump has been a staple of the Democratic platform as of late, and has permeated nearly every facet of the American political spectrum. Just think to yourself, if the President were to adopt a dog tomorrow, even a shelter pup, would there not be a line of angry liberals marching on the White House, angry about the breed that he chose or the shelter that he adopted from?
So, inevitably, Trump’s choice to remove a number of US troops from their overseas posts, (ie: Bringing the troops home), has now become a controversial idea – and one that is somehow linked to his alleged allegiance to Vladimir Putin.
Spurred on by President Donald Trump’s demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,400 to other countries in Europe, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday, detailing a Pentagon plan that will cost billions of dollars and take years to complete.
The decision fulfills Trump’s announced desire to withdraw troops from Germany, at least in part due to its failure to spend enough on defense. U.S. officials said that some moves will begin in months, and would likely send air and ground forces to countries that already have an American troop presence. The plan leaves about 25,000 troops in Germany.
Here’s where it gets wild:
Members of Trump’s own political party have criticized the troop move as a gift to Russia and a threat to U.S. national security. Twenty-two Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee fired back with a letter to Trump saying a reduced U.S. commitment to Europe’s defense would encourage Russian aggression and opportunism.
One has to wonder how many of these critics were previously clamoring for the United States to live up to their anti-interventionist ideals and have now changed their tune on account of their disdain for the man who got us here.
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