(NationalSentinel) War:Â Following the consensus of every member of his national security team, President Donald J. Trump ordered the launch of some 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles against a key government airbase in Syria overnight, largely destroying it, after Russia demurred following a gas attack that killed dozens, including children.
Trump had tweeted that the attack – believed to have been committed by Syrian troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad – was unacceptable, and was expected to react.
But many of his staunchest supporters have now turned on him, noting that during his campaign, he repeatedly said U.S. involvement in the Middle East had only made things worse there, not better.
Nigel Farage, Milo Yiannopoulos Katie Hopkins, right-wing vlogger Paul Joseph Watson, Ukip leader Paul Nuttall and Ukip donor Arron Banks are among theÂ Trump supporters who have been disappointed by their hero.
Mr Farage said: “I am very surprised by this. I think a lot of Trump voters will be waking up this morning and scratching their heads and saying ‘where will it all end?’
Many Trump voters will be worried about this military intervention. Where will it end?
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) April 7, 2017
“As a firm Trump supporter, I say, yes, the pictures were horrible, but Iâ€™m surprised. Whatever Assadâ€™s sins, he is secular.”
Others were upset with Trump as well:
Infowars’ Paul Joseph Watson said: “I guess Trump wasn’t ‘Putin’s puppet’Â after all, he was just another deep state/Neo-Con puppet. I’m officially OFF the Trump train.
“It’s been fun lads, but the fun is over. I’ll be focusing my efforts on Le Pen, who tried to warn Trump against this disaster.”
Even Ann Coulter, author of, “In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome,” tweeted her discontent:
Trump campaigned on not getting involved in Mideast. Said it always helps our enemies & creates more refugees. Then he saw a picture on TV.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) April 7, 2017
Even Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a key Trump supporter, reminded the new commander-in-chief he needs Congress’ authorization to wage war:
“While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked,” Paul said in a statement.
“The President needs congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution, and I call on him to come to Congress for a proper debate,” Paul said. “Our prior interventions in this region have done nothing to make us safer, and Syria will be no different.”
Other Trump supporters on social media are giving the president the benefit of the doubt, however, with many urging calm.