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Trump’s Disillusioned Supporters

The president’s military action in Syria is a bitter disappointment for some of his biggest fans.
Source: Patrick Fallon / Reuters

Updated at 4:25 p.m.

President Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes against the Syrian regime in response to a chemical weapons attack has made him abnormally popular with the elites who inhabit the swamp he campaigned against. MSNBC’s Brian Williams hailed video of the strikes as “beautiful,” and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria identified this as the moment when Trump became president.

But it has been a bitterly disappointing

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