One of the most infuriating elements of Trump's narcissistic, abject ignorance of foreign policy is his constant refrain that *he* defeated ISIS. He does not even know basics. He does not even care. Hell, let's just say *I* defeated ISIS. Why not?

The leaders of the...
...Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF were the chief battlers. The United States, Britain, France and other countries provided the SDF with weapons. But Kurdish fighters led the alliance, which was crucial in toppling the Islamic State. The SDF was led by Kurds, who joined with...
..Arab groups. It was the SDF that drove ISIS out of their last stronghold of Baghuz. It was the SDF tore down the remaining ISIS black flag near Euphrates river (a flag that now flies again thanks to Trump.)

It was the SDF that led and won the Raqqa campaign, which captured...
...the ISIS capital. Trump literally did nothing. The support of the SDF - with our western allies - was in place in 2015. The "I know more than the generals" imbecile does not even know who did what, and how it worked.

This is also why, contrary to Trumps ignorant belief...
...we were not holding ISIS fighters, the Kurds were. Because they led the fight. The fight that we and our western allies supported, because it was in our national interest. And it is why it is so obscene that, literally *7 months* after the last ISIS stronghold fell to SDF....
...Trump concludes they are some sort of nuisance that have been sucking on America's teat, doing nothing, and he cut them loose to be destroyed. It is the greatest betrayal in American history. We used the SDF until they won, Trump proclaimed "*I* did it!" and then abandoned...
...the ally who led the campaign. His ignorance kills people. And his followers repeat his nonsense. I believe these people have integrity, and would be appalled if they simply *understood what happened.* But unfortunately, they are deluded by cult-like Trump worship....
...and cannot see him for what he really is: A pathological liar, a sociopathic narcissist, an idiot, a man with no integrity who is more concerned about being declared right then being moral....
.....the people whose fighting served to aid in our national security, who lost 12,000 fighters in the battle against ISIS, the ones who waged & won the key battles against ISIS, have been abandoned by Trump as he proclaims "*I* did it. *I* defeated ISIS"

He is beneath contempt.
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