Aside from the national humiliation and breach of trust with allies, we have a remarkable development with President Trump’s sudden and still entirely unexplained decision to green-light a Turkish invasion of northeastern Turkey. President Trump had already entered the greatest crisis of his presidency to date. And yet, a few tut-tuts and misgivings notwithstanding, Republicans remained reflexive in their support. President Trump chose this moment to drive a massive wedge between himself and the overwhelming majority of his own party. At a critical moment he chose to open a second front … against himself.
Schumer and Pelosi added on Thursday that Erdoğan had “given up nothing,” while Trump “has given him everything.”
“ISIS is still a threat, certainly now more than before President Trump gave Erdogan the green light to invade Syria,” they said.
“The only beneficiaries of the President’s policies are our adversaries: ISIS, Bashar al-Assad, Vladimir Putin and Iran. Today’s decision further makes the argument that President Trump doesn’t see Putin as the danger he is to our country,” they continued.
It’s important to emphasize that this is speculation. But it’s also not that far-fetched.
Can you imagine how different this narrative would sound if only Fox News and AM talk radio were broadcasting the news?