White House Official: Trump Got ‘Rolled’ By Turkey, ‘He Has No Spine’
On Monday, Newsweek had an exclusive interview with a National Security Council official who had direct knowledge of the discussion between Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
According to the official, who was granted anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, Trump got “rolled” by Erdogan during the call and even went as far as to say that the U.S. president has “no spine.”
“President Trump was definitely out-negotiated and only endorsed the troop withdraw to make it look like we are getting something—but we are not getting something,” the National Security Council source told Newsweek. “The U.S. national security has entered a state of increased danger for decades to come because the president has no spine and that’s the bottom line.”
The official also told Newsweek that it wouldn’t be surprising to see a Turkish incursion in the next 24 to 96 hours. And surely enough, it was reported that Turkey just launched an assault on Syria.
According to the NSC official, who had first-hand knowledge of the phone call, Trump did not endorse any Turkish military operation against Kurdish Forces, but also did not threaten economic sanctions during the phone call if Turkey decided to undertake offensive operations.
In a statement, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said, “The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial “Caliphate,” will no longer be in the immediate area.”
The entire report can be read HERE.