Gen. Wesley Clark Suggests Trump Being ‘Blackmailed’ To End Middle East Wars
Allies to the United States believe Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blackmailed President Trump into withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria, according to retired U.S. general and former NATO Commander Wesley Clark.
Clark joined CNN Monday to question Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria last week, even going as far as suggesting that Trump was blackmailed to leave because his decision appeared to come from nowhere.
“And some of our friends and allies in the Middle East are asking, ‘Did Erdogan blackmail the president? Was there a payoff or something? What is it? Why would the guy make a decision like this?’ Because all the recommendations were against it,” Clark said.
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