President Trump is a whole lot of things: A populist, a dealmaker, a staunch American patriot, just to name a few. One thing he isn’t, however, is conventional.
The unorthodox President, who had never held political office before his successful ascension to the West Wing, came into the Oval Office guns a’blazing, with an overtly ambitious agenda. The President wanted not only to bolster national security by installing a “big, beautiful” wall on the border between the United States and Mexico, but also fix all of our trade deals, tame Russia, put America to work, defeat ISIS, refocus our military, and repeal Obamacare.
And while some of those goals still seem as though they are a bit lofty, the President has achieved quite a a few of his campaign promises to the American people.
Now, he’s looking to pull American troops out of Syria – a move that not even the Pentagon was anticipating.
“By the way, we’re knocking the hell out of ISIS,” Trump told a crowd in Ohio during a speech on infrastructure spending. “We’re coming out of Syria very soon. Let the other people take care of it now, very soon. Very soon, we’re coming out.”
The approximately 2,000 U.S. troops inside Syria have been working alongside Syrian Democratic Forces, reclaiming territory from ISIS to include the city of Raqqa – the terrorist organization’s once self-proclaimed capital in Syria.
In addition, the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development have dozens of officials working on the ground to stabilize cities and towns after ISIS’s defeat. They work with international partners on demining, rubble removal, and restoring services like water, electricity, and schools and hospitals.
Sure, the President has been known to go “off the cuff” on occasion, making for some of the more memorable moments in recent political history, but a marked announcement of a massive military maneuver just tossed in at the end of an event? That’s downright cold.
The President is apparent achieving at such a tremendous rate that he literally can’t keep track of which wins he’s even announced yet.
Again, this is indicative of the President top-down teardown of the entire political process in America – something that We The People have been clamoring for over the course of the last few decades. Trump’s procedural pastiche didn’t come from the halls of the Washington temples, but rather, from the cutthroat ranks of NYC’s hustling business world. This is no longer business as usual, but business done right.