GUYS, STOP PAYING ATTENTION TO TRUMP'S TWEETS. He loves to be outrageous on Twitter because he knows that if he plays the villain then he will become more popular. While Trump tweets at 3 AM or during a National Security briefing, something much bigger is happening behind the scenes.
Most recently, President Trump has been tweeting about a Snoop Dogg music video and Rachel Maddow's massive Trump Tax Return reveal while simultaneously deploying one thousand more American troops to Syria.
President Trump and his Chief Strategist Steve Bannon are masters of deception, and they will continue to distract the American people through social media as long as publications will print the ludicrous statements Trump continues to tweet.
This is how he gets us. President Trump and his Chief Strategist Steve Bannon are masters of deception, and they will continue to distract the American people through social media as long as publications will print the ludicrous statements Trump continues to tweet. Trump knows that we are glued to our phones and televisions, clinging to their information like moths to a light.
Let's hope this move does not turn into another Vietnam War.
In reality, we should have known. Trump promised to reverse President Obama's Syrian initiatives and put more troops in Syria. The recent deployment will be sent to Islamic State's de facto capital of Raqqa and are not necessarily going to be playing a combat role. The key words being "not necessarily" (i.e. they most likely will end up combative)
However, we would take all of that over this next piece of the puzzle. President Trump also expressed his hope to work with Russia to solidify peace in Syria. There is only one problem: Russia's troops are fighting for President Assad, a violent dictator who has razed cities and forced Syrians out of their own country.
Currently, it is unclear as to what American troops' primary motives are for being in Syria, but we do know that President Trump wants to "tighten the grip" on ISIS. Deploying more troops is his way of doing that. Increasing the number of Americans in Syria by one fifth of their current forces, President Trump is playing with fire as he tries to pull a Teddy Roosevelt with his "big stick."
One thing is for certain, President Trump wants to work with Russia in Syria. That, my friends, is what should truly scare you. As defenders of Democracy, America has always fought for the little guy. When did partnering with Russia become a widely accepted, positive thing?
A lot can be said about the current state of American politics, but I believe SNL's Cecily Strong said it best when she was dressed as a People's Court Judge in one of their skits, "Jesus, Donald, I just want one day where I don't get a CNN alert that doesn't scare the hell out of me."