Maher: Trump has made Syria 'more anti-American than Berkeley'
Added 10-19-19 02:57:01pm EST - “HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher joked Friday that President Trump's withdrawal of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria had turned the country further against the U.S. than students at University of California Berkeley.” - Thehill.com
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HBO "Real Time" host Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherKrystal Ball: 'Warren is an insider posing as an outsider' Klobuchar takes shots at health and education plans supported by Sanders and Warren Eric Trump: Hypocrisy creates unlevel playing field in politics MORE joked Friday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS MORE's withdrawal of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria had turned the country further against the U.S. than students at University of California Berkeley. The Syrian region is currently under a cease-fire after a siege by Turkish military forces.
During his monologue Friday, Maher took aim at Trump over reports that hundreds of Islamic State (ISIS) prisoners had escaped amid chaos caused by a Turkish invasion of Kurdish-held regions of Syria.
"Syria is now being taken over by Russia, Iran, and ISIS," Maher said Friday. "Trump has created the only place in the world more anti-American that Berkeley."
"Good news, we finally found someone in the Middle East to greet us as liberators. Bad news, it's ISIS," he added.
Trump has faced stinging criticism from members of his own party over the U.S. withdrawal of troops from northern Syria ahead of Turkey's invasion, which many lawmakers condemned as a betrayal of Kurdish forces. Both the Kurdish military faction and civilians aided the U.S. coalition forces during the war against the Islamic State.
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