‘Another Neo-Con puppet’: Trump’s former backers jump ship after Syria airstrike
Once-dedicated passengers are now disembarking the ‘Trump Train’ following his administration’s actions against Syria. Previous supporters including Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Ingraham made public their opposition to the US president’s missile strike.
Infowars Editor-At-Large Watson tweeted that Donald Trump “wasn’t 'Putin’s puppet' after all,” describing him as “another deep state/Neo-Con puppet.” Watson said he would be turning his efforts instead to French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.
I guess Trump wasn't "Putin's puppet" after all, he was just another deep state/Neo-Con puppet.— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 7, 2017
I'm officially OFF the Trump train.
It's been fun lads, but the fun is over. I'll be focusing my efforts on Le Pen, who tried to warn Trump against this disaster.— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 7, 2017
Radio host Laura Ingraham, who spoke at last year’s Republican National Convention in support of Trump, tweeted following the strike on Syria that the president had made a complete policy change in 48 hours.
She also shared a story that claimed the strike would fail to prevent any future attacks from Syrian president Bashar Assad.
Missiles flying. Rubio's happy. McCain ecstatic. Hillary's on board. A complete policy change in 48 hrs.— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 7, 2017
Pres. Trump just said this is in the "vital natl security interests of the U.S."— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 7, 2017
Lawyer and filmmaker Mike Cernovich, once a vocal supporter of Trump online, tweeted that Trump supporters do not want war with Syria
Anyone who claimed Trump had blind loyalty had a wake up call today. #NoMoreWars— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) April 7, 2017
Another prominent Trump supporter, Tim Treadstone, known as Baked Alaska, tweeted that despite being a supporter of the president his latest actions were not supported by “Real Trump Supporters.”
The USA was not attacked.— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) April 7, 2017
Why are we attacking Syria?
I 100% don't support this.
People praising the Syria attack:— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) April 7, 2017
People against the attack:
-Real Trump Supporters
Trump has also been accused of hypocrisy for his decision to participate in an action which could result in the displacement of Syrians but not to accept them as refugees, as pointed out by many users on Twitter.
Trump on Syria: "No child of God should suffer such horror." BUT NO WAY, NOPE. THEY CAN'T COME HERE.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 7, 2017
Syria is a complex mess but we can all agree refugee programmes and humanitarian assistance are vital, both of which Trump is cutting.— Ellie Mae O'Hagan (@MissEllieMae) April 7, 2017
Reactions from around the globe were shared on Twitter as details of the actions in Syria develop.