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‘You are not our pimp’: Tulsi Gabbard accuses Trump of placing US troops under command of ‘Islamist dictator’

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 1: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, attends a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere hearing in Rayburn Building, October 1, 2014, on Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who is imprisoned in Mexico. Tahmooressi, who suffers from PTSD, has been held in Mexico since being arrested in March for carrying guns across the border. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Via The Washington Examiner…

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard compared President Trump to a pimp while criticizing one of his tweets that indicated he would follow Saudi Arabia’s lead in responding to an attack on one of the kingdom’s major oil facilities.

“I’ve never engaged in hateful rhetoric against you or your family, and I never will, but your offering our military assets to the dictator of Saudi Arabia to use as he sees fit is a betrayal of my brother and sisters in uniform who are ready to give our lives for our country, not for the Islamist dictator of Saudi Arabia,” the Hawaii Democrat said in a video posted to Twitter on Monday. “For you to think that you can pimp out our proud service men and women to the prince of Saudi Arabia is disgraceful, and it once again shows that you are unfit to serve as our commander in chief.”

Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran who still serves in the Hawaii Army National Guard, continued: “My fellow service members and I, we are not your prostitutes. You are not our pimp.”

Gabbard’s video was a response to a Trump tweet from Sunday, in which the president wrote, “There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!”

Drone strikes hit major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, which resulted in a half-day halt in oil production, about 5% of the world’s daily crude oil supply, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In the video, Gabbard said that Trump’s tweet was an offer “to place our military, our brothers and sisters in uniform, under the command of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the dictator of the Islamist Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

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Pierre Vaillant
Pierre Vaillant
September 18, 2019

Sameera Khan:
KSA isn’t the US’ “pimp” & the US isn’t KSA’s “prostitute”. KSA is another US client state. Trump is aiming to fulfill longstanding US foreign policy objectives, not acting on behalf of “Saudi masters”. Claiming the US is somehow beholden to KSA isn’t very sophisticated analysis.
https://twitter.com/SameeraKhan/status/1173761093308694529

Je Me Souviens
Je Me Souviens
Reply to  Pierre Vaillant
September 18, 2019

………..yet still 100 X more sophisticated than what we’ve been hearing from Washington’s and the MSM’s ‘analysts’ for decades.

Besides, all you’re describing is the other half of the synergistic pimpdom/prostitution that describes most in not all of US foreign ‘policy’.

Pierre Vaillant
Pierre Vaillant
Reply to  Je Me Souviens
September 18, 2019

Trump threatened the Saudi King publicly at one of his rally: “King, we’re protecting you. You wouldn’t last a month with us. You’ve got to pay for your defense.” Don’t get me wrong, it’s good rhetoric on Tulsi’s part, it’s just not accurate 🙂

Anthony Enos Wicher
Reply to  Pierre Vaillant
September 19, 2019

What about the 450 billion in weapons sales?

Don't Use Nukes
Don't Use Nukes
September 18, 2019

Indeed, but it would be nice to see Tulsi apply the same argument to the White House’s slavish adherence to the dictates it receives from Tel Aviv. That is what is really driving Trump Admin’s current obsession of triggering a war with Iran.

William H Warrick III MD
William H Warrick III MD
September 18, 2019

Notice that Trump has not responded with a tweet. He knows that if he does she will own him. Trump’s, days are numbered. She will be the nominee and will win.

Pierre Vaillant
Pierre Vaillant
Reply to  William H Warrick III MD
September 18, 2019

I’d love that scenario to come. But the DNC would rather lose than pick Tulsi.

Tjoe
Tjoe
September 18, 2019

She is a candidate but she is a soldier. I hate to say, but I think she went too far with the candidate role. I had hopes she could join Trump and bring some sane foreign policy..but that is just a dream .

Pierre Vaillant
Pierre Vaillant
Reply to  Tjoe
September 18, 2019

She overplayed the expression “fellow brothers and sisters.”
She doesn’t come off as natural, rather scripted. Plus, her ties to Sheldon Adelson worries me.

Rosco
Rosco
September 19, 2019

Tulsi I so enjoy seeing you stand against forces that want to destroy you. You will need a lot of guts to push through to be the victor While Trump is not the brightest light in the street , I dont believe he wants a war with anyone ,but the forces against him are immense. Trump is not the Pimp of Saudi Arabia. He is the Pimp of the Military Industrial Complex long before Saudi Arabia. Its an internal issue that will ultimately bring about the collapse of the US. No need for some foreign terrorist to be involved -they… Read more »

Rick Oliver
Rick Oliver
September 20, 2019

All I can add is , to those Electric Car manufacturers , you better be building those cars real quick , were gonna needem sooner rather than later !!

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