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Lindsey Graham Changes His Tune on Syria — He Now Has More Confidence in Trump’s Plans

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) reportedly expressed more confidence in President Donald Trump’s plans for Syria after meeting with him for lunch on Sunday.

According to Fox News, Graham said that Trump “told me some things I didn’t know that make me feel a lot better about where we’re headed in Syria.”

Graham previously said that he would try to urge Trump to reconsider his decision to withdraw from Syria.

“I want to fight the war in the enemy’s backyard, not ours,” Graham said at the time.

He also tweeted that Trump’s decision was an “Obama-like mistake.”

As IJR Blue noted, Graham also vowed to tweet back at Trump whenever he said something about Syria.

“I’m not letting this go,” he said.

On Sunday night, however, Graham said he learned “a lot” after meeting with Trump:

Graham expressed confidence that Trump’s withdrawal plan would include permanently destroying ISIS, preventing Iran from gaining influence in the region and ensuring protection for Kurdish allies.

Watch his comments outside the White House below:

Graham told reporters that he still had “differences” with the president but indicated that Trump was earnestly trying to balance national security interests with withdrawing troops from Syria.

“I feel pretty good about where we’re headed,” he added.

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