Pompeo gets hit with massive social media pushback after defending Trump’s Syria retreat

According to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Trump administration’s policy on Syria is about “leading from the front” and building coalitions to handle the situation there and other foreign policy challenges that face the United States.

As part of an interview he gave to Nashville’s WZTV-TV, Pompeo made it sound like things were just fine in Syria despite a sudden withdrawal of American forces that has emboldened Turkey and Arab militias (some of which contain members of the terrorist groups ISIS and Al Qaeda).

With the humanitarian crisis in Syria growing worse by the day, Pompeo had the nerve to remark:

“I’m very proud of what we did.

“We’ll continue to work to protect people all across the world.  President Trump’s policy in Syria is aimed at achieving that.”

He’s proud of the fact that the Kurds are being slaughtered, along with their families? How can anyone be proud of such a thing?

It didn’t take long before Twitter lit up with disgust and anger in response to Pompeo’s comments, with many slamming the secretary for lying about the situation and how the White House is handling what could wind up being a resurgence of terror groups as a result of removing U.S. troops from the region. Take a look:

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