During the 2016 presidential campaign, #Donald Trump vowed to construct a foreign policy that would pull back the #United States from interfering in other nation's affairs. After Trump ordered to launch close to 60 tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase in response the recent chemical attack on the country's civilians, supporters of the president were not happy..
Earlier this week, close to 100 innocent people were killed in Syria after a chemical attack was directed on the ground. Reports indicate that it was the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad that were responsible for the slaughter, as the international community reacted in universal horror. Since then, many wondered what the response would be from the United States. Donald Trump was interviewed the day after the attack and said that "something had to be done" in retaliation, but never elaborated on what would take place. On Thursday night, news broke that the former host of "The Apprentice" had ordered the aforementioned military strikes on Syria, and explained that it was in "vital national security interest" of the United States to take action. Despite this, high-profiled #social media supporters of the president were not happy with the decision, as was seen across Twitter and Facebook on April 6..
BREAKING: President Donald Trump says strike on Syria in the 'vital national security interest' of the United States.— The Associated Press (@AP) April 7, 2017
On Facebook and Twitter on Thursday night, big time supporters of Donald Trump expressed their outrage, as they were quickly triggered into near paranoia for the president appearing to turn his back on his promise of a more non-interventionist foreign policy. "There comes a day in every child's life when his Daddy bitterly disappoints him," former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos posted on Facebook.
"Hey Donald Trump - Americans didn't vote for you to intensify Hillary's disastrous foreign policy," Paul Joseph Watson of the controversial Infowars site tweeted out. "I still support Trump. For now. Intensely disappointed, however.," conservative social media star Cassandra Fairbanks wrote on her Twitter account, while also adding, "I'm very conflicted, and disappointed. This sucks."
I still support Trump. For now. Intensely disappointed, however. 😔— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) April 7, 2017
"Syria is dividing the Trumpists from the Trump shills," Daily Caller editor Scott Greer wrote on his Twitter page. In a follow-up tweet, Greer added, "Tonight was a bad move on Trump's part. However, it was not a call for total blackballing on his presidency yet."
Syria is dividing the Trumpists from the Trump shills— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) April 7, 2017
Tonight was a bad move on Trump's part. However, it was not a call for total blackpilling on his presidency yet.— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) April 7, 2017
To add fuel to the fire, Donald Trump's decision came just hours after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also called for the bombing of Syrian airfields during an interview at the Women in the World Summit. As supporters of the billionaire real estate mogul panic over Trump turning his back on one of his major campaign talking points, only time will tell how he handles the situation moving forward.