We have news that a second whistleblower on Ukraine is going to come forth. We have the news that a court has ruled that Trump must turn over his tax returns to New York State. And we have Trump changing U.S. foreign policy in Syria without apparently consulting with any foreign policy advisers and putting thousands of lives of our allies at risk, gutting U.S. foreign policy, undercutting U.S. national security (among other things, the Kurds in Syria who will be left vulnerable to Turkish attack are guarding 11,000 ISIS prisoners), after talking with the brutal dictator of Turkey, Erdogan. All of that was yesterday. What kind of a day was it? A day like any other in Trumpland, except You Are There.
I'm going to make a huge guess here. As major as the news was about Trump, Syria and Turkey, I think it very possible that Trump will backtrack on this. Perhaps not, but not only do we already have four major Trump allies who have harshly criticized him on this, but they do so, not in a soft, chiding way, but in blunt, outraged terms. Major Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called Trump's action “a precipitous withdrawal” and that it “would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime.” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, “I hope I’m making myself clear how shortsighted and irresponsible this decision is in my view. This to me is just unnerving to its core.” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said harshly, "We degraded ISIS using Kurd’s as the ground force. Now we have abandoned them & they face annihilation at the hands of the Turkish military. ISIS could now be reinvigorated when 1000’s of jailed fighters break out when the Kurdish guards are forced to leave to go fight Turkey." And even Trump's former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley -- who just days before had been quoted saying sycophantically that "Every American should be proud of Trump" -- now stated, "The Kurds were instrumental in our successful fight against ISIS in Syria. Leaving them to die is a big mistake."
In the past when Trump has faced criticism from Republicans in the Senate, he has backed down -- including the last time he tried this with helping Turkey. So, it is not unreasonable to think he will again, especially since the anger has been even more pronounced, from Democrats and Republicans alike.
And by the way, in case the previous paragraph wasn't clear, this is one of the core reasons I've long said that this isn't about Trump since we know who he is, but about the elected officials of the Republican Party who have enabled Trump, been silent and are complicit.
And all that wasn't merely yesterday. And I didn't even get to a manic, distressed Trump desperately calling for the "impeachment" of Sen. Mitt Romney for criticizing him (never mind that you can't "impeach" a U.S. Senator) and also calling for the "impeachment" of Rep. Adam Schiff for...oh, who knows why?, saying things Trump doesn't like and heading the impeachment investigation on the House Intelligence Committee (never mind that you can't "impeach a U.S. Congressman).
All yesterday. Just another day like any other in Trumpland -- except You Are There.