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Trump / US Troops in Syria / Mattis Resignation #1133212

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 20, 2018
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The bombshell resignation of Secretary of Defense Gen. James MattiS a day after President Trump announced the withdrawal of US troops from Syria because the war with ISIS has been won featured; details given of the backlash about the Trump decision & the letter from Mattis about our alliances. [TRUMP - says we won & the troops are coming back.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - says ISIS has not been defeated.] [Oct. 14, TRUMP - suggests Mattis is sort of a Democrat.] Trump tweet quoted. The Mattis resignation letter, how the situation got intolerable for Mattis & how Trump is considering pulling troops out of Afghanistan discussed.

Muir, David;
Raddatz, Martha

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