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Trump Just Returned To Washington And Broke A Major Campaign Promise

Trump Just Returned To Washington And Broke A Major Campaign Promise

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On the heels of Trump’s return from vacation, he will address the nation at 9 p.m. Monday night to announce what is largely expected to be a surge of as many as 4,000 new troops into Afghanistan. This move, however, would come in sharp contrast to Trump’s statements dating back to 2011, in which he staunchly opposed military intervention of any kind in that country.

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As late as 2016, during his campaign, Trump even said, “Places like Afghanistan are safer than some of our inner cities,” reinforcing his longstanding stance of nonintervention in the country.

A likely justification for this abrupt change of heart is the fact that Trump is looking for a distraction upon returning from what is believed to be the most damaging week of his presidency. The President’s failure to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis at two separate rallies – in Charlottesville, Virginia and Boston, Massachusetts – has upended the West Wing and led to a slew of high-profile criticisms.

All he had to do was simply disavow the white supremacists marching at the white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia whose abhorrent behavior ultimately left 32-year-old Heather Heyer dead when a deranged neo-Nazi plowed his car into a group of counterprotestors. Or the dismal 20 white supremacists who showed up in Boston, only to be outnumbered by 40,000 counterprotestors. Instead, the President blamed the violence on “both sides” in Charlottesville and labeled the largely peaceful counterprotestors as “anti police agitators” in Boston.

If Trump does indeed announce the troops surge as expected, not only will it show that his “convictions” are tenuous at best, but that he is willing to sacrifice American lives to distract from a political scandal that was brought about completely on his own volition while pandering to the most racist in his base. The jury is still out on how this could possibly “Make America Safe Again.”

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