Trump defends Syria move, doesn’t want US troops in Mideast

Trump defends Syria move, doesn't want US troops in MideastPresident Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday over sharp criticism of his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, insisting he is focused on the “BIG PICTURE” that doesn’t include American involvement in “stupid endless wars” in the Middle East. USA should never have been in Middle East,” Trump said in a series of morning tweets. Turkey launched its offensive Wednesday against Kurdish fighters in Syria, who have helped the U.S. against the Islamic State.