Terrorists will terrorize. By no means would I insinuate that President Trump’s announced withdrawal of troops from Syria is to blame for the terrorist attack yesterday that took the lives of U.S. troops and others in Manbij yesterday. With that said, his announcement on a public forum like Twitter is not the way these things are supposed to be handled.
This isn’t a Trump business. It’s not even the campaign. The President’s continued irresponsible use of Twitter can be very dangerous. There are things that a President should never reveal to the public and planned troop movements is one of them. For some reasons, conservatives haven’t been calling out President Trump as they did with his predecessor when he announced withdrawals of troops from the Middle East to score political points with his base.
Someone in the White House needs to have a conversation with the President about the wrong things to announce on Twitter. It seems to be one of those areas where the gap is extremely wide between the President’s perception of his Twitter skills and the actual results of Tweeting as President of the United States. He really needs to just take Twitter off of his device and send his Tweets through the Press Secretary’s office. Let them edit them for frequent spelling and grammatical mistakes, but more importantly let them remind the President when he’s about to Tweet something dangerous.
Announcing troop withdrawals through Twitter is not just irresponsible. It’s outright dangerous. If President Obama did it, Republicans would be screaming about it. With President Trump, the party has been silent.