By Max Greenwood | 7 April 2017
THE HILL — President Trump railed against military intervention in Syria before he even launched his presidential campaign. Attacks in Syria, he warned President Obama in 2013, would only lead to “more debt and a possible long term conflict.”
Trump carried that notion with him on the campaign trail last year, blasting what he deemed unnecessary military intervention and vowing to implement an “America first” foreign policy.
Trump’s decision to launch a missile strike at a Syrian air base on Thursday night was seen as a departure from that stance, leaving some of the president’s biggest right-wing media boosters furious and feeling betrayed. […]