On Wednesday, Turkey began the assault lawmakers feared, bombarding Kurdish forces and causing the White House to threaten sanctions.
Trump defended himself Thursday: “We have no soldiers or Military anywhere near the attack area. I am trying to end the ENDLESS WARS. Talking to both sides.”
Sanders called the decision an “outrage.” The senator said Sunday that “it’s not great secret, I am a strong opponent of endless wars.” He acknowledged his vigorous opposition to the war in Iraq, saying he predicted the destabilization that would take place.
But, Sanders added, dealing with Turkey and that region is “a whole other issue.”
“It sends a message to the entire world — you cannot trust the United States of America anymore, in foreign affairs,” he said. “Doesn’t matter what the President says because tomorrow he may reverse himself.”