Trump Like a ‘Drunken Sailor’ on Syria

January 8, 2019

President Donald Trump is acting like a “drunken sailor” and “making it up as he goes along” with regard to Syria, House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., said Monday.

Smith spoke with CNN addressing Syria and National Security Adviser John Bolton’s announcement the U.S. will not immediately withdraw from Syria as Trump announced in December.

“This is very similar to the border wall issue,” the congressman said. “It shows that our president literally doesn’t know what he’s doing. He is making it up as he goes along based on the whims of, I guess, what he sees on Fox News, or what his mood is.”

“He’s changing course like a drunken sailor, OK? There’s no thought behind it,” Smith added. “What we need is actually rational policy in Syria [and] on border security. All we have is the emotional rantings of a child, all right? And he goes back and forth depending on what the last person said to him.”

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This article was posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 1:59 am

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