Jul 24, 2017

Trump appears to confirm he's ending support for anti-Assad rebels

President Trump accused the Washington Post of lying in a report that said he planned to end a CIA train-and-equip program for Syrian rebels fighting the Assad regime.

Response from Adam Entous, one of the reporters on the story: "Not sure I understand @realDonaldTrump's critique. Our story was about his decision to end support to Syrian rebels fight Assad."

Between the lines: While slamming the report, Trump seemed to confirm the key point of it — that the program would be ended. He didn't stop there, accusing the Post of using its reporting to "keep Politicians from looking into Amazon no-tax monopoly" (like Amazon, the Post is owned by Jeff Bezos) in two further tweets.

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