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Pentagon Morale Has Never Been Worse Now That Trump Has Ordered Troops Out of Syria and Afghanistan: Fox News

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Trump Has Just Ordered US Troops Out of Afghanistan – One Day After Announcing Pull Out From Syria, Hours After Mattis Quit

Hours after Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis resigned in protest over President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, the Commander-in-Chief Thursday night ordered a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. The order comes just one day after he announced a complete pull out from Syria. 7000 troops, about half of the U.S. Armed Forces in Afghanistan, will leave, CNN reports.

How bad are things in the Defense Dept. now?

Even Fox News says things are bad, thanks to Trump.

This Fox News National Security Correspondent says morale at the Defense Dept. has never been worse.

What seems clear is President Trump has made these decisions either without consulting his top intelligence, military, and national security advisors, or against their advice.

Multiple reports say he made the Syria decision after talking with Turkish dictator Erdogan.

What also seems clear is, like many decisions Trump makes, the tweet comes first, and the plan is thrown together by aides afterwards – which means there was little to no planning from the start.

Image: U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo visits troops in Kabul, Afghanistan. Official State Department photo via Flickr

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Kayleigh McEnany Says Trump ‘Very Likely’ Will Nominate New Supreme Court Justice Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Buried

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says President Donald Trump will announce his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, mostly likely by Tuesday. The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court. The date of her funeral, which will be a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, has not even been announced yet.

Asked if the nomination would be announced “before Wednesday,” she replied, “I think that’s very likely.”

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Monday morning also hinted the announcement would come Tuesday.

 

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Trump Says He Will Make SCOTUS Nomination Next Week – Appears He Will Use Seat to Strengthen Where He Is Weak in Polls

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President Donald Trump says he will announce his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “next week.”

He made clear his primary deciding factors will be to help him in the polls.

Trump told reporters Saturday afternoon “most likely” he will choose a woman.

CNN reports he is leaning towards choosing a woman mostly because he is doing poorly in the polls with women.

Trump spoke about two women judges. He talked about Barbara Lagoa, noting she is Hispanic and from Florida. He is struggling in the polls with Hispanics and in Florida.

Reporters also asked about Amy Coney Barrett, a far right wing anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ extremist. Trump spoke positively about her as well. Reports say she is the current frontrunner.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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Trump: Republicans Must Fill Supreme Court Seat ‘Without Delay’

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President Donald Trump Saturday morning, barely 12 hours after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, announced his intention to fill her seat “without delay.”

The president said the Republican Party has been handed the “position of power and importance” to make decisions for those who elected them.

“We have this obligation,” he insisted, ignoring his obligation to balance decision-making by remembering he is president of the entire country, not just the red states.

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