Following reports that the United States on Thursday night launched 50-60 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Syria, President Donald J. Trump’s 2016 New Jersey State Campaign Director tonight said “the neocons got to ]the new Republican President].”
“He is part of the swamp,” state Senator Mike Doherty (R-23) said of Trump in the wake of the attacks.
“A few days ago, Trump said Assad could stay in power,” said Doherty, a retired U.S. Army captain. “Then the gas attack. Now Trump has changed course. Now Assad must go. Where is the evidence Assad used chemical weapons? What would Assad gain by using chemical weapons? The number one reason that I supported Trump was his foreign policy views. He is about to lose me if he lets the generals talk him into a war with Syria. How will that benefit the American people?”
Doherty said Trump was supposed to be different.
“But based on what I’m seeing tonight, this is a case of ‘meet the new boss, same as the old boss,'” the movement conservative senator said.