Trump’s biggest media backers are disappointed with Syria strike

President Trump spent a good part of 2013 attacking then President Obama about military intervention in Syria.  His Twitter is littered with messages telling Obama that attacking Syria would only lead to “more debt and a possible long term conflict.”

Years later, after campaigning on a message of “America first” foreign policy, Trump launched nearly 60 Tomahawk missiles at an airbase in Syria on Thursday.

And while that decision is garnering him the admiration of GOP Senators such as John McCain and Lyndsey Graham, it has had the opposite effect on his “alt-right” base and their talking heads.

Richard Spencer, the white nationalist known best for getting punched in the face while talking about the popularity of Pepe the Frog, led the charge against President Trump on Twitter shortly after the airstrike.

“I absolutely condemn Washington’s military strike against Syria.”

Spencer followed that up with a video declaring the bombing to be the end of Trump’s “America First” agenda.

Ann Coulter hit Trump hard as well, calling him out for “flip flopping” on his promise to stay out of the Middle East.

“Those who wanted us meddling in the Middle East voted for other candidates.”

“Trump campaigned on not getting involved in Mideast. Said it always helps our enemies & creates more refugees. Then he saw a picture on TV,” she wrote in another tweet.

Mike Cernovich, the almost occasionally internet-famous right-wing blogger and filmmaker also took to Twitter to call out Trump.

“Today over 500,000 people have watched my videos and streams. 90% are @realDonaldTrump supporters, none want war with Syria. #NoMoreWars,” he wrote on Twitter.

Even Paul Joseph Watson, the famously friendly contributor of Infowars, declared himself “officially off the Trump train.”

 

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