Members of Reddit’s controversial r/the_donald community, normally an online safe haven for devout supporters of President Trump, are lashing out against the commander in chief over his decision to fire cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase on Friday.
“I have been with r/the_donald since 2015 so if anyone thinks this is concern trolling can f**** off. I have sided with Trumps every move. But this, this is what I voted against. I am not happy with this,” wrote a user called TheGermanest.
Another user called Rossinian asked, “So now every time some dictator kills someone (even when it’s true) we have to act as the world police??”
“This isn’t what I voted for,” Rossinian continued.
Click through the heated reactions to Trump’s military strikes in Syria here:
Reddit Trump supporters reacts to Syria missile strike
Many negative or critical posts about Trump were quickly removed from the forum. AOL.com took screenshots to preserve early reactions to the news.
A great deal of users on r/the_donald seem “triggered” (as redditor mystir put it) and even betrayed by the president’s sudden foreign policy flip. Trump campaigned on a non-interventionist platform, including not engaging militarily in Syria. In 2013, Trump urged then President Obama, “do not attack Syria. There is no upside and tremendous downside.”
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