Trump unloads on Washington Post in late night tweetstorm
President Trump blasted and appeared to threaten the Washington Post in a series of tweets Monday night, after the newspaper ran a story on his Syria policy.
“The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad,” Trump wrote in the first of a three-tweet storm about the paper at around 10:30 p.m.
The paper had just published a story online saying, “Cooperation with Russia becomes central to Trump strategy in Syria.”
The story said Trump’s policy “essentially carves up Syria into no-go zones for each of the players — President Bashar al-Assad’s fight, with Russian and Iranian help, against rebels seeking to overthrow him, and the US-led coalition’s war to destroy the Islamic State.”
The article also noted that “last month, Trump ordered the shutdown of a years-long CIA program to train and arm the anti-Assad rebels,” and recalled how Sen. John McCain of Arizona criticized the plan.