‘The implications have been dire’

John Oliver criticised Donald Trump’s determination to tug out US troops from the Syrian-Turkish border and examined the various issues which have arisen in consequence.

On Final Week Tonight, the British comedian referred to Trump as “the primary president elected with none prior expertise as a human being” earlier than he performed footage of him bragging in regards to the killing of the Isis chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Oliver mentioned that Trump “described it within the weirdest potential manner” earlier than rewinding to look at the controversial determination to cease serving to Kurdish forces on the border between Syria and Turkey. Oliver known as it a disaster that has been “universally condemned” earlier than explaining that just about 180,000 individuals have since been displaced and 120 civilians have been killed.

Trump later defined that the Kurds didn’t assist in the second world warfare, to which Oliver requested: “What the fuck does that must do with something?”

He additionally used examples of conflicts the place the Kurds did assist the US earlier than stating: “The Kurds fought with the US army in a minimum of two extra wars than Donald Trump ever fucking did.”

Trump has additionally since mentioned that he didn’t need to spend extra time in Syria, a spot of sand and loss of life. “Since when does Trump keep away from areas with sand and loss of life? He owns a golf membership in Florida,” Oliver quipped. However since Could, Trump has elevated troops within the Center East by 14,000.

It was additionally revealed that Trump primarily “rolled over for Erdoğan” by deciding to withdraw so rapidly.

“So, principally, America left the area the identical manner you permit a celebration proper after you’ve clogged the bathroom: rapidly, leaving all the things behind and forcing another person to take care of all of the shit,” he mentioned.

For the reason that withdrawal, “the results have been dire” and greater than 100 Isis prisoners have escaped.

At a rally, Trump mentioned that Turkey’s army incursion into Syria was wanted, evaluating it to letting two babies battle it out earlier than stepping in. “He’s not only a shitty president and a shitty particular person, he’s a shitty dad,” Oliver mentioned. “Thank God he by no means needed to increase any kids.”

It has additionally led to new alliances which may result in long-term ramifications. “So Trump has made a snap determination the place the massive winners are Putin, Erdoğan, Assad and Isis and that may be a group you don’t want to be pleasant with, though I really consider they have been all at a Cowboys sport with Ellen this weekend,” he joked. “Look, we’re all completely different and that’s OK.”

Whereas Oliver does level out that it’s an inconceivable state of affairs to get proper, “it’s genuinely arduous to get it this flawed.”

He continued: “This was an unforced error. Trump selected to do one thing this sudden, this impetuous and this damaging and he’s simply not going to alter.”

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