Did Trump call U.S. troops "suckers"?
Wisconsin conservative radio host Charlie Sykes seems to think so.
Here's what the president said, however, as reported by NBC News:
In a speech to troops, Trump doubled down on his decision to withdraw troops from Syria and his longtime argument that America's military power is being exploited by other nations.
"America shouldn’t be doing the fighting for every nation on earth, not being reimbursed in many cases at all. If they want us to do the fighting, they also have to pay a price," Trump said. "And sometimes that’s also a monetary price, so we’re not the suckers of the world. We’re no longer the suckers, folks. And people aren’t looking at us as suckers."
Whatever you think about the withdrawal from Syria, Trump did not call U.S. troops "suckers." Sykes should apologize for this baseless attack.