“Give them their freedom!”
The Trump administration’s apparent turn towards a pro-war policy against Syria, something that seemingly represents a reversal of policy in a 24 hour period, alienated many of his most fervent supporters. Here are five big-league Trump supporters who came out to oppose a war on Syria.
The InfoWars founder is one of the most stridently pro-Trump figures in the media. A libertarian conservative, Jones threw his weight behind Trump relatively early on in the Republican primary. In doing so, he galvanised many of his listeners to vote for the Republican candidate. This is significant, as many of Jones’s fans tend to be traditionally sceptical of both major US parties. In the last 24 hours, Jones actively criticised Trump’s newly-honed hawkish statements. He shared articles on his Facebook page, including one literally praying for peace. InfoWars also shared an anti-war message from Dr Ron Paul’s Liberty Report where the former Congressman and Daniel McAdams discussed how the entire chemical weapons incident was almost certainly a false flag.
Like Alex Jones, Michael Savage supported Trump throughout the primary season and into the general election. He also interviewed Trump on his popular conservative radio show. On 6 April, Savage dedicated the majority of his show to scathing criticism of the hawkish tendencies emanating from the White House. Savage asserted that Steve Bannon was one of the few true conservatives surrounding Trump and that the timing of Bannon’s dismissal from National Security Council meetings and the reversal of policy on Syria by Trump and Rex Tillerson was implicitly related. This was Savage’s most ferocious criticism to date of a President he strongly supported
Paul Joseph Watson
The YouTube star and InfoWars editor-at-large took to social media to express his disdain for pro-war policies coming out of Washington. Although he was a fervent Trump supporter, his disappointment and anger are palpable. Watson came out with stridently anti-neocon views and encouraged Trump to rediscover his previous policies calling for reconciliation with Russia and detachment from the Middle East. He posted:
With the President now reportedly considering military action in Syria, Donald Trump needs to take his own advice from four years ago, when in a series of tweets Trump warned Obama about the insanity of attempting to topple Bashar al-Assad.
Régime change in Syria =
More dead children
ISIS taking the entire country
Possible war with Russia.
Milo is something of the literal poster boy of the Trump movement, certainly the more youthful wing of the Trump movement. Although his commentary is generally restricted to social, cultural, and other domestic issues, today, he posted a 2013 Tweet from Trump opposing Barack Obama’s hawkish policies towards Syria:
The message is loud and clear. He later posted the following to make his views even less ambiguous:
All these neocons want is war and money, money and war.
The conservative writer and political polemicist Ann Coulter got a great deal of flak from the mainstream media for predicting a Trump victory. She had the last laugh. Now, the Trump supporter gave an interview in which she implored the President to remember who his base is and remember his campaign promises. In rushing to war, the Trump Administration isn’t only frightening the world, but alienating his most prominent supporters. It’s time he had a big rethink and shows the world his famous “flexibility”. He ought to bend back to who he was.
7 April 2017