PressTV-‘Do we want to be in Syria forever?’ Trump asks

US President Donald Trump has defended his decision to pull American troops out of Syria, saying the United States cannot stay there “forever.”

“Does the USA want to be the Policeman of the Middle East, getting NOTHING but spending precious lives and trillions of dollars protecting others who, in almost all cases, do not appreciate what we are doing? Do we want to be there forever? Time for others to finally fight….,” Trump tweeted on Thursday.

Does the USA want to be the Policeman of the Middle East, getting NOTHING but spending precious lives and trillions of dollars protecting others who, in almost all cases, do not appreciate what we are doing? Do we want to be there forever? Time for others to finally fight…..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2018

He said in another tweet that one should be surprised by the abrupt announcement.

“Getting out of Syria was no surprise. I’ve been campaigning on it for years,…

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