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Trump Sparks Outrage By Claiming Dead Soldiers Would Endorse His Withdrawal From Syria: ‘This is Sick’

President Donald Trump, facing intense backlash over his apparently slapdash decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, issued one of his bizarre White House lawn video statements on Wednesday defending the move and blasting his media critics.

“These are heroes of the world,” Trump said in the video. “Because they’ve fought for us. But they’ve killed ISIS, who hurts the world.”

“So our boys, our young women, our men, they’re all coming back, and they’re coming back now,” Trump continued. “We won. And that’s the way we want it.”

Trump concluded, pointing at the sky: “And that’s the way they want it.”

The nonsensical video is now facing a backlash. Aside from the obvious point that ISIS has hardly been defeated in Syria, many have taken issue with Trump claiming that dead soldiers would endorse his plan to withdraw from the region (a plan reportedly opposed by the Pentagon and State Department).

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