Nigel Farage and other Right-wing populists turn on Donald Trump after missile strikes

Many former Donald Trump supporters have turned on the president after his decision to retaliate against the Assad regime for its chemical weapons attack.

Nigel Farage, Milo Yiannopoulos, Katie Hopkins, Right-wing vlogger Paul Joseph Watson, Ukip leader Paul Nuttall and Ukip donor Arron Banks are among the Trump supporters who have been disappointed by their hero.

Mr Farage said: “I am very surprised by this. I think a lot of Trump voters will be waking up this morning and scratching their heads and saying ‘where will it all end?’

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  • K1

    When you go into someone else’s territory..
    to conquer ….
    because you don’t think their way of dealing with problems is humane
    …don’t be surprised …
    if they feel the SAME WAY about coming in to YOUR COUNTRY…
    to make YOU SEE THE LIGHT

  • K1

    I can understand Trump though,
    it is hard too see people mown down by bio-warfare.
    It is hardly a fair fight for the little guy in the street

    still all it takes in a Mata Hari to slay Assad …
    and every other dictator…
    who will do the SAME thing after him…
    until there is a realization from THE CULTURE ITSELF….
    that the way of solving problems has to change
    ….. NO WESTERN DO-GOODER is going to fix this
    ….however….
    Suni & Shia Muslims having studied in the West could go back and start the process
    Blood Brothers have more clout
    When you take out Assad then WHO do you have to lead?
    Western Syrians need to make those democratic parties happen ….IF…
    they are really unhappy with the current rulings

  • Jabberwokk

    This is why you hold to principles and not to men. Sooner or later they will fail you.

  • Millie_Woods

    I don’t think they’ve turned on him but a lot of his supporters believe it was a bonehead move. He was elected by people who want him to put Americans first, shrink the government and build a wall. Do that and he’s a shoe-in for reelection. Drag the US into a bunch of wars and even I’d support impeaching him.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Trump did it with the limited objective of upholding the longstanding international ban on chemical warfare. This came after Russia had lied for three years that these Syrian stocks had been destroyed. The consequences for allowing bad actors to unilaterally tear up that agreement are too horrible to contemplate. Had Assad dropped conventional bombs, Trump would not have responded.

      • Millie_Woods

        Norm, I’m not convinced Asad had anything to do with it, or even if there really was a chemical attack. This incident smells more fishy than gassy.

        • Clink9

          The must have some resources on the ground to confirm this before blowing off the fireworks.

          • Millie_Woods

            I don’t know if it was verified by any reliable sources. But admittedly I haven’t really looked too deep. Assad has nothing to gain by infuriating world opinion and testing an unknown president, however there are several players in Syria that do stand to gain by turning the US loose on him, and most if not all, wouldn’t bat an eye at gassing some civilins.

          • Clink9

            I just hope the parties that flipped this switch got their jollies and Trump returns to the regularly scheduled program and builds the wall.

            And a bunch of other cool stuff.

          • Millie_Woods

            Absolutely. His platform was what got him elected and so far he’s doing a pretty good job.

    • deplorabledave

      “even I’d support impeaching him.”

      Fill yer boots.

    • WalterBannon

      oh i am turning on him. he is letting his left wing daughter run policy

    • Alain

      Indeed disagreeing with this decision is not “turning on Trump”. I really have no time nor patience with those who support whoever no matter what. I was most certainly a Harper supporter, but that did not prevent me from disagreeing with him on several things. That he was better than the alternative did not mean that I had to agree with everything he did or did not do. I still remain for what it is worth as a Canadian a supporter of Trump, but that does not prevent me from pointing out that this was the wrong course of action.

      • Millie_Woods

        I’m with you 100%. Reflexively agreeing with any politician or party is a fools game.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I too am disappointed in President Trump.
    Let these irredeemable animals tear each other up!

    • WalterBannon

      ditto

      and kick that daughter out of the white house

      • Alain

        If you mean not to take political advice from her or her husband, then yes.

  • I must say I found Trump’s bombing in Syria really stupid. If it had been North Korea, okay – that regime is a direct threat to the USA and its allies SK & Japan. But Syria? Who cares? Why waste money and risk possible escalation/retaliation? For what purpose? It is good for the whole world if all Arabs/Muslims kill each other off – they are a universal danger through their hijrah and jihad. Pity for Syrian children? When the Nazis were firebombed by the Allies, were not many German children killed? Was that a tragedy? Of course not – the children of Nazis were perceived as future Nazis. Similarly, the children of Arab/Muslim crazies are just future crazies. Once grown, they will naturally do the same as their parents – this is what their Koran and cultural education is for. The only way to deal with these crazies is keep our hands off – let them kill each other for as long as they want. Just seal our borders so they stay out.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      From your lips to God’s ears

  • DaninVan

    So basically what folks are saying is, ignore blatant War Crimes; it’ll all sort itself out and we can go back to ‘Housewives of New York’?
    That worked out just swell when the little guys were being picked off prior to WWII being declared.
    Same for the Korean Conflict. Notice how it always seems to fall on the US to eventually step up and clean the mess?
    No surprise that the US’s ‘allies’ are mute on the subject. They’d be the same Leaders that won’t contribute their proper share to NATO.
    No wonder we get walked all over.

    • Clarify your statement – not sure what you mean.

  • DaninVan

    Avi; sorry not being argumentative here, but I’m not sure what you’re asking me(?).
    All I’m pointing out is that being a doormat only guarantees that you’ll get stepped on.
    If you’re going to draw a red line in the sand, you’d better be fully prepared to back it up, and If you don’t on the first transgression, the subsequent ones will follow in quick succession and in each case the ‘cost’ of cleaning up the problem will be stiffer.
    We see that with Putin; nobody has told him he can’t do this sh*t so he’s upping the ante. Putin understands exactly how this works (and apparently so does Assad).
    Just how marshmallowy is this whole War Crimes thing? Take a read…

    https://ihl-databases.icrc.org/customary-ihl/eng/docs/v1_rul_rule74
    You can always spot the Lawyers at work.

    • canminuteman

      He shouldn’t have drawn a line in the sand in the first place. He is now in the position of being at war with the people we were helping to fight ISIS two days ago.

      Personally I don’t believe in the entire concept of “war crimes”, but if you do, and if you think that is a good reason to attack someone, why haven’t they gone balls to the wall against ISIS, the people we see sawing peoples head off on TV every day?

  • DaninVan

    From the London rally (Breitbart photo)…
    http://media.breitbart.com/media/2017/04/image-15.jpeg

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)
    • Ho Hum

      He said “it should be a one-off incident”. You can bet that it won’t! Now that the terrorists/CIA have discovered how easily Trump can be duped into taking military action in response to an obvious false flag you can be sure that there will be more false flags. I expect the next gas attack will be on U.S. soldiers on the ground in Syria. If they succeed in gassing to death a few hundred American soldiers it will be all out war against Syria and Russia. This will be the start of WW3 thanks to the fucking idiot Donald Trump and his precious son-in-law Jared Kushner.

    • Clink9

      He nails it.

  • andycanuck

    Bombing a military airport to send a message to alot of players around the frigging world that Obama (and his phoney red lines) is no longer running things is not “nation building” or becoming “president of the world”.

    • Clink9

      I think some need to put a cool wet cloth on their foreheads and lie down in a dark room.

      These people must have totally lost their shit when Bush gave us the Shock and Awe Show.

    • DD_Austin

      Yup, A real minor airport, with about 10 missiles per causality reported,
      they must have all gone to lunch elsewhere that day

      This is just the new sherrif firing a few shots off to show he can and more
      importantly he will shoot

      Putin didn’t give a rats ass, which makes me think he knew, Assad knew and this whole thing was a cooked up stage play. Watch Assad really use chemical weapons next week.

      And nobody will say or do shit about it

      PS Trump isn’t stupid, a lot of other people however are, mainly those
      who think Trump makes stupid mistakes

  • Waffle

    The visual reminds me of a phrase from a song that is currently stuck in my head:

    “On the thirty-first floor a gold plated door
    Won’t keep out the Lord’s burning rain”

  • deplorabledave

    One thing is for sure all you fence sitters, hillary would not have done this. Big regrets eh?!!!

    • Ho Hum

      Hillary would have done it in a second in fact in a speech before the attack she urged the exact same action. The foreign policy of Trump is no different from what Clinton’s foreign policy in fact the Clinton’s have a history of starting wars to counter bad press.

      • deplorabledave

        So If President Trump is no different than hillary vis-a-vis foreign policy, is there any reason whatsoever to continue to support him or should he, as a previous poster said, be impeached.

        • Alain

          We shall see if he is no different than Hillary, but this time he is guilty. The question is whether this will be a trend or just a one-time thing.

  • vwVwwVwv

    so the british polit-pensioner, a woman and a fag disagree with trump?
    yaaaaaaaawn

    i hear a LOUD silence from all sides, very few half hearted condemnations from important people, unpredictability is a nice toy.

    • Alain

      What matters here is his promises to the American people, so I agree that the opinion of foreigners is not important.

  • Ho Hum

    A former US Marine and former big time Trump supporter tells it like it is

    https://twitter.com/AngeloJohnGage/status/850719543148326912

    • Alain

      While I think this was a bad move by the Trump administration, my alarm bells go off when someone claims that the air strike was illegal. That so smacks of leftist narrative that I tend to tune out.