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

Tyler Durden's picture

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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Rich Monk's picture

Not a chance. The Bernie supporters are f---ing marxsit wanna-bes. Useless, parasitic eaters.

Xena fobe's picture

I don't think that's the case.  We are economic populists.  Not welfare leeches.

TheLastTrump's picture

You're an elite then....your base, your ignorant street troops....they're fucking violent and if you support Sanders you support violence against innocents.


Sanders supporters are leeches. It's all about student loan forgiveness. Meanwhile FeelTheBernz gets a new beach house? Seriously? Just takes what the DNC did and the house and walks away? LOL

Xena fobe's picture

Exactly.  I voted for Bernie in the primary then Trump.  We're not idiots, ee are likely to be independents.  You are on to something here.  Anyone who supports the Hillary/Trump agenda is an extremist IMO.  Who knows how Trump will betray us next. 

TheLastTrump's picture

The extremists are the fucking Sanders supporters who helped shut down Trump & supporters free speech in Chicago, while throwing rocks & bottles at old people & police. 7 cops hurt that night?


Sanders supporters in the lobby making a scene, like they accomplished something spectacular. It's called disenfranchisement sister.


Sanders supporters are violent communists. The people fomenting strife want Trump supporters to be the violent fascists but they aren't cooperating, so far. This is a repeat of the 1930's German playbook. Fighting in the streets leading to a strongman ruling over.


Without leftists being violent there would be no problem. So, YOU are the problem.

TheLastTrump's picture



Andy would be pissed

blindman's picture

the consumers are failing to buy
the 'bombs r us' products because
the enterprise is becoming increasingly
detrimental and hazardous to the average
consumers well being, safety and happiness;
never mind their pesky and useless souls.

Barney Fife's picture

The (((media))) and the cuckservatives are totally fawning over (((Kuschner)))

blindman's picture

like flies on a carcase.
i was thinking the media functions as
hyenas but now that you mention it,
the idea that they function as flies
and maggots has become entertained.

TheLastTrump's picture

OK, now when do we actually get to kill these commies & Nazi's? Because I think there's some kind of maximum level of sustainability & I suspect it may have been breached. Hello?

atthelake's picture

Kuschner's highest priority is Israel.

DieSocialJusticeWankers's picture

Why?  Where the fuck did this Jew come he's running some of the show????  WTF?????????????

yttirum's picture

Rand 2020. That should answer this question. That's if this hole he dug doesn't show to have impeachment sitting in the bottom of it.

meditate_vigorously's picture

You would be even more disappointed. Rand is a Washington slut.

TheLastTrump's picture

yep, he knows how to play that game


made a deal with McConnell, now Trump

Bill of Rights's picture

One thing you slow assholes tend to forget this could be Hilery...

yttirum's picture

Hey, I agree, but don't think it can't turn out that way within these next 4 years. I get what he's playing at, but that doesn't mean he's gonna win. I've seen past presidents get set up for less.

Neochrome's picture

If we put fucking Trump in the office it could have been Harambe as well. 

TheLastTrump's picture

We? You have a mouse in your pocket?

DeathMerchant's picture

There's a very good chance that this is Hillary. 

SheepDog-One's picture

And what would be the difference? At least if it was Hitlery, we could actively fight her bullshit.

TheLastTrump's picture

you struck a nerve there pardner

meditate_vigorously's picture

Calling Farage "far-right" is a joke. And Farage exiled himself because he lost his own base. So he should STFU.

While I am highly critical of Trump right now, I do not appreciate opportunist like the Jew World Order people at Ant-Media (the author) piling on.

TheLastTrump's picture

fairminded enough


you're still a dick Nazi

whatamaroon's picture

I have voted in every Presidential election since I was 18 (I'm now 60), I have voted in every state and local elections, runoffs, bond elections, I have been to state conventions, with Trump getting sucked into the DC swamp, fuck it I dont care about voting again and just withdraw and do my own thang. In the words of some infamous person "what difference does it make?"

Cutter's picture

Well said.  Completely sympathize.  We were raised to be patriotic and to participate in our Democracy.  And we took pride in that.  But it seems no matter what we do, no matter how hard we try, we get screwed by the elite.  

Seems like all we can do now is take care of our own.

Its such an incredibly sad state of affairs.

TheLastTrump's picture

Right. Three months into his presidency....I think you're full of shit and if you're not, you're a worthless faithless asshole.



How you like me now, whatamaroon ?

CAPT DRAKE's picture

Maxine Waters says "I told you so."    Maxine says the second is next.  The dems could never get universal back ground checks but the Donald will give it to them.

Stef1304's picture

Nice answers to Trump move !!!

Fully behind it.  

MedTechEntrepreneur's picture

If this was 4D Trump chess to eliminate Russia-gate? I'll give him room.  If he goes to war? We should then ALL agree to go to war against FedGov.

Grandad Grumps's picture

Lost me!

I did not vote for Trump ... nor Hellary.

But, I was willing to give him the benfit of the doubt until he did something that proved my lack of trust in him was justified. The Syria bombing did it ... in combination with removing Bannon and others from his inner circle and giving Jared (the Chabad Lubavich extremist) Kushmer more power, made me think that minimally Trump is no longer his own man ... and the speech given to justify the bombing made me think that Trump has been replaced by a double, who is a tool of the globalists and their controllers. The Trump giving the speech did not look, speak or act like Trump.

Now, I am completely anti Trump, or whoever has replaced him in the Whitehouse. IMPEACH the MOFO.

Fecund Stench's picture

You knee jerk MFers are world famous for heading for the exits.

Putin is running things, now; NTTAWWT.

gcjohns1971's picture

The only people diappointed are those who thought their elected officials were in charge of something.

What Obamagate and the Intel leaks should have been communicating to them is that it just isn't so.

There is no peaceful transfer of power, only a transfer of faces to blame for its apparent absence.

And before you complain think first, what are you going to do about it?

Lostinfortwalton's picture

Trump is a Chicalua with bone suprs who thinks he is the baddest wolf in town. I'm done.

kuwa mzuri's picture

Looks like they be draining the swamp... of would-be swamp drainers... 

SheepDog-One's picture

But but.....Ivanka was crying over pictures of some children! If I knew Trump would have Ivanka in charge of foreign policy I wouldn't have paid him any mind!

SheHunter's picture

Screw Ivanka.  Why isn't she crying over the kids we bombed in that hospital 2 weeks ago?

Suffering and death from a bomb or from lethal is kids suffering and death either way.  Only diff is we were directly responsible for the hospital deaths and behind the scenes responsible for the gas bomb deaths.

CTG_Sweden's picture



The problem is the big media. If other media had reached more people Trump would have been less unpopular just before he decided to bomb Syria. There would have been less pressure on Trump to do what the Neocons want.


I think that it´s great that there are sites like Zerohedge and many great bloggers. Many reader comments on various news sites and blogs are also great. But it would be even greater if donations and efforts individuals (including those who post reader comments) make could become more focused. If thousands of grass roots people would collect information and contribute to a web site intended to offer people a free substitute on the Internet to local newspapers (that also provide people with some national news) I think that could might be game changer. Something like that wouldn´t take big money to accomplish. And that´s just one example. Concentration of many small donations and contributed information by many people is something that might can accomplish results similar to what a billionaire can accomplish. If people coordinate and focus their donations and work you get a substitute to multi million investments and a big staff.


The Internet has not been a real game changer so far. The old big media still control how attitudes are shaped for the general public. But the Internet could potentially change that if the right people start acting coordinated as a group and not just as individuals.


johnwburns's picture

Trump's the last shot, there will be no next time. Look at the push back on the sanctuary city thing, the next time the left gets control they are flinging those borders open and you'll have everything including fucking hotentots sitting on your front porch. Think you'll get a "real" conservative in, good luck with that shit. Nope, this is it, if she dies, she dies. 

Victor von Doom's picture

"Nope, this is it, if she dies, she dies. "

There's no "if". It's dead now. Get out or bunker down - your call.

Gen. Ripper's picture

His next rally held in NYC

Gold Banit's picture

Is this true or just BS on your part?

SheHunter's picture

Arm in arm with Bill and Killery.

Gold Banit's picture

And not a fucking word from the MSM about the Russians hacking the election and not a word about Obamama wiretapping Trump, welcome to America welcome to the most corrupt lying nation on earth...