The former US secretary of state and Donald Trump's main rival in the 2016 presidential election has lashed out at the US president amid reports of a US troops pull-out from northern Syria, writing on her Twitter page that the move represents a "betrayal".
Let us be clear: The president has sided with authoritarian leaders of Turkey and Russia over our loyal allies and America’s own interests. His decision is a sickening betrayal both of the Kurds and his oath of office.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 7, 2019
The Twitter reaction was not long in coming.
Let’s be clear, Hillary: you are NOT the President because the American people don’t care what you have to say. Bitterness doesn’t look good on anyone, but it’s downright UGLY on you.— Bradley Scott 🙏🇺🇸 (@Hoosiers1986) October 7, 2019
Betrayal you say? Let US be clear: how many emails did you blech out and why?— BadAsVlad (@BadAsVlad) October 7, 2019
You've got to be kidding. She abandoned the Kurds, the Syrians, the Iraqis, the Iranians fighting the mullahs and most of all our men in Benghazi.— Nickarama (@Nickarama1) October 7, 2019
This comes as Turkey is gearing up to clear Kurdish-led militants from Syrian territories east of the Euphrates. In the meantime, the SDF has called it "a stab in the back", claiming that the US had assured the militants there would not be any Turkish offensive in the region. The Kurdish-led militants, however, stressed that they would fight against Turkey's forces without any hesitation.