Trump’s 2016 NJ State Director Says the ‘Neocons Got to Trump’

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.

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  • Käptn Kook

    freaking neocons where the first to jump ships and get behind trump. and soon it will be evident, what i am saying since a while now. all of his “alt-right” fanbase aren’t any different from neocons. pathetic big-government ex-lefty warmongers. purest definition of neocons.

    • I care less what they them those call themselves or what political labels third parties slap on them. Donald Trump sold voters on a vision of America First. Donald Trump has delivered American Tomahawk Missles First, Who Knows What Next.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wtvNIhGun0

  • Ken Bank

    Doherty is an idiot, and he’s also a lying hypocrite. Where was he when his hero said that he could defeat ISIS with no more than 30,000 combat troops? If the neocon chickenhawks had their way, we’d already be carpetbombing Syria and shooting down Russian planes defending the Syrian regime. My guess is the chickenhawks will now criticize Trump’s response as insufficient and call for more military action, while some Democrats will be more supportive considering that Obama/ Hillary would likely have dome the same thing.

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