Characteristically, the president is now engaging in damage control. This fiasco began on Sunday when the White House issued a statement after Trump spoke by phone to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The statement said that Turkey would soon be moving its forces into Syria and that “U.S. There is a danger that U.S. troops might stay too long in Syria and become hostages to regional politics. But decisions on whether and when to withdraw those forces should be made by the president after respectful consultation with experts and allies, the sort of deliberative process Trump disdains.
Source: Los Angeles Times October 09, 2019 09:56 UTC