Trump blasts “fabricated” Syria story, appears to confirm covert CIA program

Source: Washington Post

“President Trump lashed out at The Washington Post in a string of tweets Monday night, saying the newspaper had ‘fabricated the facts’ about his decision to end a covert program aiding Syrian rebels fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad. ‘The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad,’ Trump wrote in one tweet. Trump appeared to be referring to a Post story last week on the phasing out of a covert Obama administration program in which the CIA armed and trained moderate Syrian rebels battling forces loyal to Assad in the country’s civil war.” (07/25/17)