Breitbart Spins Trump’s Afghanistan Speech as ‘Flip-Flop’


Stephen K. Bannon is back at Breitbart and, as promised, he’s not pulling any punches.

“Trump reverses course, will send more troops to Afghanistan,” read the headline on Breitbart’s homepage following President Trump’s prime time address on U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan. “Defends flip-flop in somber speech.”

Trump’s Monday night speech – in which he further committed troops to the nation’s longest war, but offered few specifics – represented another clash between Trump and Bannon, who returned to Breitbart on Friday, the same day he was ousted as Trump’s chief strategist.

“The speech was a disappointment to many who had supported his calls during the campaign to end expensive foreign intervention and nation-building,” wrote Breitbart’s Pentagon correspondent Kristina Wong in the site’s lead article. “He acknowledged the frustration that Americans felt after 16 years of war without an end in sight.”

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