Retired Army Gen. Jack Keane said on Thursday that President Donald Trump will come to regret his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, if he doesn’t reconsider the move.
“I don’t discuss any conversations I may have with the president. All I can say is that I do hope he reconsiders,” Keane told Fox News host Martha MacCallum. “I’m convinced that if he doesn’t reconsider, he will come to regret it.”
Mattis abruptly submitted his resignation letter on Thursday after meeting President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss the president’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Mattis tried to convince Trump to reverse his decision or at least let some troops remains, but Trump refused, according to reports. Trump tweeted that Mattis was “retiring” but Mattis’ letter shows he resigned over policy disagreements with the president.
“I’m certainly saddened to see Jim Mattis departing, but I also understand. I think the factors that are contributing to the resignation – maybe not all of it – but certainly the decisions in Syria and Afghanistan,” Keane said.
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