2020 Democrat Known for Relationship With Syrian Dictator Claims Trump Admin Is Doing What Al Qaeda Wants

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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) faced backlash after placing Trump administration officials on a list with the terrorist group Al Qaeda.

Over the past few weeks, tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated. President Donald Trump ordered an aircraft carrier, B-52 bombers, and 120,000 American soldiers to position themselves near Iran, but has come short of authorizing a land invasion. Although the Americans have said nothing of war, Iranian officials claim the Trump administration has started a “psychological war.”

Although Iran has been taking steps to re-up their nuclear capabilities and has been hostile to U.S. allies in the region, especially Israel, Gabbard doesn’t want to see things escalate into war.

In a campaign video for her 2020 presidential bid, Gabbard claimed that Trump was doing exactly what “neo-cons and neo-libs” wanted. She claimed that former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley and National Security Advisor John Bolton were doing what Al Qaeda wants.

Watch Gabbard’s campaign video:

“President Trump says he doesn’t want war with Iran, but that’s exactly what he wants because that’s exactly what Saudi Arabia, [Israli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, Al Qaeda, Bolton, Haley, and other neo-cons and neo-libs want. That’s what he puts first, not America.”

Gabbard’s decision to equate the influence of the Al Qaeda and Saudi Arabia — who were both heavily involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks — with that of Trump’s administration and close allies outraged many.

Several took to Twitter to call out Gabbard for her video.

Many others also claimed it was hypocritical for Gabbard to talk about the negative influence of leaders in the Middle East, considering she has met with Syrian Dictator Bashar al Assad and refuses to call him a war criminal — even though he used chemical weapons on his own people.

Gabbard — a veteran who served in the Middle East — has set herself apart from the 22 other Democrats in the presidential race by taking a hard stance on isolationist foreign policy. The latest polls show she has the support of around 1% of the voters surveyed.

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Mike Ehling
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Mike Ehling

Tulsi is NOT an “isolationist.” She is anti-interventionist. She’s happy to talk with everyone. Oh my goodness, she even talks to Republicans! bit.ly/2V6szNF. Why, that’s totally un-American, to talk to other Americans in an effort to find common ground with them! “The Statesman who yields to war fever must realise that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events….” Who can imagine any sane politician saying something as foolish as that? bit.ly/2WPfp8H There is absolutely nothing “isolationist” in talking to adversaries. These same people who accuse Tulsi… Read more »

Paul
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Paul

Tulsi is right,
The truth hurts eh? Not as much as the mass murder and mass destabilization consequences of those truths

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