Is Trump Losing His Support Base After Attacking The Syrian Government?

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Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via,

Although it is widely speculated that one of Trump’s aims in striking Syria was to garner further domestic public support for a political career off to a horrendous start, the result may, in fact, cost him a significant portion of his original support base. While Democrats and the media have rushed to praise — or at least failed to condemn — the president’s decision to launch yet another illegal strike on a sovereign nation, many of his original supporters have begun to express their dissatisfaction with the American president.

A good example of this can be seen with one of Trump’s stalwart allies, United Kingdom Independent Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage. He has sharply criticized Trump for his decision to bomb Syria.

“I think a lot of Trump voters will be waking up this morning and scratching their heads and saying ‘where will it all end?’” Farage stated, before adding, “As a firm Trump supporter, I say, yes, the pictures were horrible, but I’m surprised. Whatever Assad’s sins, he is secular.”

According to the Telegraph, Farage is only one of many far-right Trump supporters who has expressed their distaste for Trump’s decision to strike the Assad government. The others include Milo Yiannopolous, Katie Hopkins, right-wing vlogger Paul Joseph Watson, Ann Coulter, and others from within the UKIP circle.

Paul Joseph Watson, a highly popular Youtube commentator who also works as an editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars, shared a tweet stating the following:

“If [Donald Trump] started a war with Russia and Syria because of an emotional reaction, then he’s not fit to have the nuclear codes.”


“Hard to argue with this,” Watson captioned the retweet.


“Guys, I can’t vehemently oppose destabilizing the Syrian government for 6 years and then support it just because Trump did it,” he also stated.

Most importantly, Watson said, “I guess Trump wasn’t ‘Putin’s puppet’ after all, he was just another deep state/Neo-Con puppet. I’m officially OFF the Trump train.”

Yiannopolous called the decision to strike Syria “FAKE” and “GAY.” Coulter ironically stated:

Trump campaigned on not getting involved in Mideast. Said it always helps our enemies & creates more refugees. Then he saw a picture on TV.” [emphasis added].

These pro-Trump pundits are not alone in their criticism of Trump’s military strike. As one Twitter user stated in response to Trump’s recent assertion that the U.S. should stay out of Syria:

“What I am saying is the same thing, and pretty much everyone else who voted you in. [emphasis added].

A Trump-supporting war veteran expressed his dissent over the strike, stating:

“From a veteran, we need to stay out of Syria, NOT OUR PROBLEM! I did not vote for you for this! Jobs, Wall, Security.” [emphasis added]

As one alt-right user astutely noted:

“The AltRight is portrayed as bloodthirsty, ignorant and vicious yet every Alt Right person on Twitter right now is campaigning against war.”

It appears many Trump supporters were not necessarily simply out of loyalty to Trump, but also, at least in part, due to a strong distaste for Hillary Clinton’s policies, particularly regarding Russia and Syria. Most surprising, however, is the fact that many of them have stuck to these principles, and Trump’s recent decision to strike Syria has not changed their mindset on the Syrian war and/or Russia. In this context, Trump supporters are actually proving more principled and honest than Obama and Clinton supporters considering many Obama supporters appreciated his anti-Iraq war stance only to stay silent as he bombed seven nations in a six-month period.

Trump may start to unite Democrats and corrupt politicians behind him, but he ultimately may be losing the significant section of his voter base that voted him in as the antithesis to Clinton — not her alter-ego.

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LetThemEatRand's picture

Yes, but he's gaining a new one.  A lot of "never-Trump" types love the Syria bullshit.

NidStyles's picture

Of course they do, Syria is a hold out to their agenda. The Left is Pro-Zionist, they always have been.


The Left was invented during the French Revolution by the Jews. It was always about them taking over.

Amaroosta's picture

and when you've got Bill Kristol cheering you on you know you're doing something wrong

Donald Trump's picture
Donald Trump (not verified) Amaroosta Apr 10, 2017 6:58 PM

Slowly but surely. And the more trump dounles down on syria attacks, more supporter's he'll lose.

VIDEO: Future Strikes on Syria a “Possibility” According to White House


Manthong's picture

“Is Trump Losing His Support Base After Attacking The Syrian Government?”

Do bears shit in the woods?

alt right dude's picture

And seems that some butthurt TRUMP ALL IN are getting triggered here on ZH.

You know who might be.. that guy spamming his guts out whenever he sees a Daily westerner link.

I guess he doesn't like it that DW apparently dropped Trump also.


3,2,1 .. there it is.

bob bitchin. 

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bob_bichen (not verified) alt right dude Apr 10, 2017 7:01 PM

alt right dude <<<  dailywestern,com   CHRONIC SPAMMER!!!

Dyler_Turden's picture

You must be one angry MOFO.

Butthurt coz daddy Trump losing face?


Awwe, you're so cute... especially with that slobber dripping from your mouth.




abyssinian's picture

F Trump that bullshit idiot!  But I hate Hillary even more.. F them all! 

Manthong's picture

Is Benedict Trumpbama losing his support base?

One awshit erases dozens of attaboys.

It will take some big time apologizing and a lot of rolling heads to make up for this one.


But you know who I really feel sorry for?

..the young Syrian widow and baby of the 23 year old kid who was in the radar van when one of the few Raytheon cruise missiles that actually hit its target killed him.

But considering the fact that the attack was based upon bogus synthesized “intelligence”, I should say “murdered him”.

The people at the top of the deep state are giving the folks in the IC a bad name.


Danedog's picture

Very well spoken.  I was so sad after reading about her.  Trump has lost this deplorable.  I contacted the RNC and wanted my money back and am trying to get my last credit card payment back.  There is no alternative to Trump other than Rand Paul, but I am so angry.

fleur de lis's picture

The Swamp strikes back.

Eroding Trump's support from the base might have been the purpose of the Syrian false flag all along.

Trump did not know the nature of sarin.

Of course the MSM idiots were even worse.

John McCain was absolutely giddy about the prospect of further war supporting his FSA concubines.

Some tech expert should track his texts and phone calls.

Actually, they are all just a tad to enthusiastic about regime change.

You would think that they would have learned after Iran, Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, etc.

Their sick ideas never really work and they never learn -- they just move on to the next target.






tmosley's picture

Struck me today that this might be a case of Trump "pacing and leading", ie an attempt to shift the more warlike section of our leadership/society back towards the center.

Won't be any proof of this until it is over and he is back in the center. We'll see, I guess.

Freddie's picture

Trump needs to fire Jared Kushner-Soros and Ivanka.  They are friends of Soros and Hillary.

Bastiat's picture

Now we can watch all the pizza/pedogate, DNC, Clinton Foundation and other swamp/sewer prosecutions not happen.

Freddie's picture

F  Jared Soros and Ivanka.  Friends of Chelsea and Soros.  maybe he can build a hotel next to the wailing wall.

Freddie's picture

I have been following Syria nd the Ukraine since the start.   My heroes are Putin, the Russians, Syrian military, Syrian people, Pres. Assad, Iran, Hezbollah, the Novo Russians.

Anyone fighting back against the NWO/Soros/Saudis/Trukey/Israhell/UK/USA/ and other mass murdering scum who arre killing innocent people in Syria and eastern Ukraine/NovoRussia.

Recently - two of the heroes in NovoRussia were murdered by Kiev/Soros/McCain/Kazar scum.  The heroes were Motorola and Givi who were fighting against the Kiev/Soros scum.

Also respect for the Houthi in Yemen fighting against the Saudi vermin and their allies.

Trump and the USA need to leave Syria alone.

beemasters's picture

When CNN is finally calling you their president, you are on the wrong track, Trump!

Freddie's picture

Heroes Givi and Motorola buried in Donestsk.  Killed by Kiev/Yatz/Porky zio con hit men from the Ukriane.

Victor von Doom's picture

You know who I feel sorry for?

The poor sons of bitches that got gassed by the Deep State. Assad my arse. He's winning now. 

Ask yourself why would he resort to using chemical weapons, especially now?

Then ask yourself why either the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia or Turkey would?

Not taken in. The Deep State is full of shit, as always - and Trump has just proven himself to be their bitch.

Fuck him.

Rubicon727's picture

"F Trump that bullshit idiot!  But I hate Hillary even more.. F them all!"

And THAT conclusion is precisely what's wrong with America. For some, Trump was their last hope who campaigned on "America First." ................We Americans are basically left to fend for ourselves. But how's that gonna work since 90% of us are completely illiterate about the financial/political/military powers that own our as***."

Victor von Doom's picture

No  - THAT conclusion is not what's wrong with America - it's the only thing left that is right.

THAT'S why America is so fucked today.

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bob_bichen (not verified) Dyler_Turden Apr 10, 2017 7:05 PM

Dyler_Turden   <<< another CHRONIC SPAMMER

NoDecaf's picture


putting the 'POS' in POTUS

Sam.Spade's picture

I'm out.  Looks like our last chance to attack The Deep State from within the system just died.

Get ready for the streets.

Or maybe something else...

Until this century, there was only one way to fight back against centralized tyranny, and it always started on the pavement. From the Bastille to Tiananmen Square.  Maybe not always successful, but it was the only chance freedom had.

Until the new digital age.

Now, instead of barricades and paving stones, think Everyman Hacker vs The Deep State.

Free-market cyber-stalkers, following all the pols, stealing all their secrets, and selling them to the highest bidder.

You don't really think the Russian government hacked the DNC, do you?  Or any hierarchical organization, for that matter?  Hardly.  It was an ad-hock assembly of script kiddies, crawling over cyberspace like army ants, using tools forged by master hackers who sold them for a profit to the highest bidder on super-silk roads.

Read Thieves Emporium if you really want to know what is going on.  One reviewer called it the first novel of the new Internet age.  Others have called it 1984 for the digital millennium.

The Daily Anarchist loved it and called it 'Barely Fiction'.  The editors of The Daily Bell thought it was so good they ran it as a serial which you can still read for free.

Or, you can buy a copy at Amazon (4.6 in 118 reviews), Nook (same rating, fewer reviews), Smashwords (ditto), or iBooks.

But whatever you do, start reading it now before this thing blows up around you.


Manthong's picture

When McCain, Graham and Fareed Zakaria compliment you, then you know you F’d up royally.

Keyser's picture

Correction, Trump is not LOSING his base over the Syrian intervention, he LOST his base... Get it right... 

Billy the Poet's picture

The Syria strike was certainly baseless.

francis scott falseflag's picture


Trump had only one base before the election.


    The candidacy of Hillary Clinton


  And she's out of the picture for 5 months        

Freddie's picture

We all love Jared

Pres. Jared Kushner-family does business with Soros. Wife Ivanka and Jared are friends with Chelsea. Tribemasn.

Jared Fogle - Tribesman, chosunite, child rapist, pedophile and former Subway spokesman.  Had become a fat bagel boy again before he was arrested. 

Jared's Jeweler - shlocky and fake jewelry sold to naive goyim by chosenite tribesman.

JAred Kushner funded by Soros.

SheHunter's picture

Amen.  No Shit.  Plus jewish son-in-law now trumping Bannon?  Screw this bullshit.  Yeah, I'm pissed.

Bubba Rum Das's picture

HeY, look over there, everybody!

It's that 'Biblical Fuckhead Site'/ 'Daily Westerner' Spamming shithead 'Xythras'!

Otherwise known by about 15 other 'identity's' here on ZH, such as:

'Techies R Us'

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'Pump & Dump'

'Weenie Whacker'



'Muffin Muncher'

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'Alt Right Prude'

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'Alt Right Churl'

'Blue Oyster Fister'

-And so many, many more new alter ego's & 'MPC' split personality's engaged in complex discussion w/ each other; right heeeere, on Zero Hedge, for YOUR Daily Entertainment!

Zorba&#039;s idea's picture

McStain shits his depends everyday..same equivalent.

SoDamnMad's picture

Correct me if I am wrong but there is a difference between losing and lost.

 You can be losing control as you slide down the slope towards the crevasse but a well timed plunge of you ice ax might save you/

You are lost when you go over the edge and are plunging down into the darkness.

I think Trump has lost many of us. 

detached.amusement's picture

he's still sliding, but the ice is getting steeper, not quite vertical just yet...but getting close and picking up speed...

alt right dude's picture

And seems that some butthurt TRUMP ALL IN are getting triggered here on ZH

bob_bichen's picture
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Dyler_Turden's picture

Awwe, you're so cute... with that slobber dripping from your mouth.

 Or is it cum? 

You dog.... Uncle Pence will shock you if he finds out. Keep it quiet.

LetThemEatRand's picture

My humble suggestion to the Tylers -- ban anyone who links to an article by dailywesterner.  As far as I can tell, the only person here who links to that site is a spammer with multiple accounts.