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Ben Rhodes @brhodes Washington, DC

Pod Save The World, MSNBC, National Security Action, Author - The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House

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Joined Twitter 1/14/17


Everything that comes out makes things worse for Trump, and given what we know it’s impossible to imagine anything… https://t.co/FPXII2fMfPIf Trump’s own senior officials thought his behavior was alarming enough to tell lawyers, how can congressional Rep… https://t.co/QWycNqNy0VIt’s impossible to overstate how unprecedented and corrupt it is to put foreign relations with an important country… https://t.co/hDz7sj7eCU
10/15
2019
Donald Trump did not defeat ISIS, he lost the trade war, and the debt is higher than ever. In his defense, though,… https://t.co/RNLD8JhpqG
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThe “same people” run your Iran policy & you’ve authorized a net INCREASE in US troops to the MidEast at their behe… https://t.co/xHfR3ILO63
Retweeted by Ben RhodesSpare me the nonsense on sanctions. People are being slaughtered RIGHT NOW. Bombs are dropping on children RIGHT… https://t.co/unenCua6mE
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10/14
2019
War crimes are being reported. ISIS fighters are escaping. Ethnic cleansing is on the horizon. Our allies are being… https://t.co/P8wyKG5T18
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThe only thing as remarkable as the scale of the catastrophe Trump initiated in Syria is that he made the decision… https://t.co/KrVMO9jBkfA U.S. Army officer with knowledge of operations in Syria predicted in an interview w/ me Saturday that unless ther… https://t.co/Fa98lWneqV
Retweeted by Ben RhodesSomeone should remind Jim Mattis he retired from the military for a political appointment.
Retweeted by Ben RhodesExactly. And when Trump tells you he's not listening to the people who promote endless wars, ask him why he's consi… https://t.co/kVoOJzXe1WThe decision to green light the Turks was announced by the White House a week ago. Are we supposed to pretend that… https://t.co/0Gb2gDqiZvWe’re witnessing the culmination of everything Trump: —marginalization of adults —hallowing out of professionals —… https://t.co/ZoOm0IL80a
Retweeted by Ben RhodesPresident Trump's capitulation to Erdogan over Syria is an unmitigated disaster and may lead to a resurgence of ISI… https://t.co/c77hiJoQ7F
Retweeted by Ben RhodesTrump doesn’t seem to know that Kirkuk is in Iraq, not Syria. https://t.co/sPGB2NNqKTBREAKING: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked Turkish President Erdogan in a phone call to bring an immediate… https://t.co/g3q7VZhsw7
Retweeted by Ben RhodesAttacking Warren from “Facebook Newsroom” won’t exactly dispel the impression that Facebook is a faceless, amoral p… https://t.co/gZBFFwWVhTMany of us strongly opposed the Iraq war, are convinced US policy in the MidEast must change & believe its costly m… https://t.co/mjhpLMXjin
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThe consequences of a single phone call from Erdogan to Trump are staggeringThis makes absolutely no sense. Also if you don’t want to comment on the President who is actually violating the Co… https://t.co/KYPEcgZtqRTrump imposing sanctions for the thing he gave Turkey the green light to do which chiefly benefits Russia is about… https://t.co/5qdjY35EuKAn SDF commander has confirmed to me that the Ain Issa camp has fallen and all the detainees (a population of thous… https://t.co/uINcZtyrf2
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10/13
2019
There is only one man who can stop this slaughter. And he’s playing golf today. How do Republicans in Congress… https://t.co/3GGCsc2Uy5
Retweeted by Ben RhodesPompeo is such a smug, bullying liar. It would be great if the DC press corps was as tough on him as a local TV sta… https://t.co/jm95KCvwNA
Retweeted by Ben RhodesCommander of Kurdish forces in #Syria to US official: "I need to know if u are capable of protecting my people, st… https://t.co/XrOt7xP6bx
Retweeted by Ben RhodesI don’t understand how any Republican with a conscience can watch these Trump rallies and think that’s in any way g… https://t.co/QpA5ls1p6NIn the next hour on @UPonMSNBC, @brhodes is going to join us. Make sure you listen to the latest "Pod Save The Worl… https://t.co/D1ZNzN01Iw
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThis is so smart. It’s past time for more scrutiny of how FB puts profit over democracy while hiding behind empty l… https://t.co/tHuwD7ArPTTrump is lying to you. https://t.co/bnwVd5MNOH
10/12
2019
Turkish forces have fired on a declared U.S. military outpost in northern Syria. Turkey knows all of our locations… https://t.co/OITjFHxSNd
Retweeted by Ben RhodesEsper is in the chain of command and carried out Trump’s order to literally facilitate the Turkish military invasio… https://t.co/Rz1VEGVox2ISIS prisoners are escaping because of Donald Trump.
Retweeted by Ben RhodesFiring a career Ambassador so that you can more easily do crimes seems like the definition of corrupting foreign po… https://t.co/IstKWx6aVmTrump says he's ending wars / US military involvement in Middle East. He's lying. He increased troops and bombing i… https://t.co/UvJ4F0UYkPThis is a great choice - a political leader pursuing peace and democratic reform at a time when the trends have b… https://t.co/yte4yJabTQIt's not just Russia and Ukraine. America has oligarchs too. https://t.co/4haQdGPJHtContinuing the whole fascist rally vibe. https://t.co/nQbukdH8QfWhat a time to be alive. https://t.co/MfFwK1SA8I“WASHINGTON (AP) — The former US ambassador to Ukraine was removed from her post after insisting that Rudy Giuliani… https://t.co/xvzKQStquN
Retweeted by Ben RhodesEven if Trump WH stonewalls on current officials, there is a treasure trove of info with former officials in part b… https://t.co/mSjPTT1lhv
10/11
2019
Once again, the issue is the crime and corruption that the WB reported - which has been fully confirmed by document… https://t.co/4jI9D6DLNC @emilyfavreau @jonfavs 🚨🚨🚨People like McMaster, Mattis, Kelly and Tillerson clearly saw and know things that could further blow this wide ope… https://t.co/slbqjMALdiTrump's defense attorney seems to have an entire enterprise that is about monetizing corruption and criminal behavi… https://t.co/aUTtmN7m5j”Breaking international agreements and not standing by alliances has been the core of the Trump foreign policy for… https://t.co/UVywVI0MV2
Retweeted by Ben RhodesA presidency takes time to have an impact. Almost 3 years in, worrying economic indicators, foreign policy crises,… https://t.co/gpRU0vBJ1kKeep this in mind when Graham gets on his high horse about the Kurds and trashes Obama for Trump's betrayal: “Your… https://t.co/iSY4MWpk9gWhatever Trump says about ending forever wars, he just made it harder. If we can’t rely on local forces on the grou… https://t.co/yhkngdc1oBThe chair of Senate Judiciary and noted Iran hawk intervening in a judicial case on behalf of an Iran sanctions vio… https://t.co/ZIuPdn9fM1(Robert Mueller seems like he missed a lot)
Retweeted by Ben RhodesIf only this concerned observer was chairman of a major Senate committee that could exert pressure on the President. https://t.co/npSSqsNVS4The worst people in American politics end up circling Trump like mosquitoes to a light. https://t.co/61LXAv46Kp
10/10
2019
That’s is not how ISIS was created! The origins of ISIS goes back long before 2010 and can be traced back to Abu M… https://t.co/9bwtSHY104
Retweeted by Ben RhodesEnabling Trump and then following him around to try and clean up his messes is not leadership. https://t.co/dVLzTxABiIOn her father Boris Nemtsov's 60th birthday, thinking of the courageous @ZhannaNemtsova who has boldly continued to… https://t.co/wl5orVQxTfReminder that Trump has trashed all the allies who fought with us in Normandy, and also just glibly referred to ISI… https://t.co/PoIV64bwAbYeah that’s their blood on your tiny little hands, you loathsome and revolting weasel. https://t.co/mBjjwTl6zV
Retweeted by Ben RhodesChilling. https://t.co/PlZEa4adoeLeast surprising phone call of the day. https://t.co/teMDq0Oif0This weak WH statement is a bright green light for a Turkish invasion. It also makes no sense. It says Turkey is “n… https://t.co/6bSBjiwg1S
Retweeted by Ben RhodesTrump has been rolled by Erdogan, Putin, MBS, and Kim and gotten nothing in return. US standing, security and credi… https://t.co/Sl5sVbOZpGOnce we grapple with this operation, we'll need to confront a broader challenge: World leaders are openly defying t… https://t.co/wkV35ICPHQ
Retweeted by Ben RhodesWrongly allowing Turkey to attack the Kurds and then punishing the Turks for doing what they said they were going t… https://t.co/zOCXaRKqvLThis is horrific. Our closest allies in the fight against ISIS are going to get slaughtered because… https://t.co/IFCukVjWp1
Retweeted by Ben RhodesI'm sure these words will mean a lot the next time Graham appears as Donald Trump's number one cheerleader, enabler… https://t.co/xvUIz4fgvgIt has long been abundantly clear that Facebook cares more about profit than democracy, privacy, or any other value. https://t.co/XdeuqoQzQ2It's still hard to believe that Trump just enabled an attack on the American allies who fought ISIS just because a… https://t.co/WpPiC2gDfQNew #PodSaveTheWorld! @tvietor08 & @brhodes discuss Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Syria and let Turkey… https://t.co/RTiGU7ofug
Retweeted by Ben RhodesEveryone who has ever put their faith in Trump ultimately gets screwed. https://t.co/U7wHh5p7gL
10/9
2019
Good for Adam Silver. Some things are too valuable to compromise, and in the long run the NBA has the best basketba… https://t.co/ch6F9geGZgWhen Trump wants access to documents he doesn't go through constitutional steps and subpoenas, he just asks Russia to hack and release them.This is the right move and message. It's also worth noting that the global cultural appeal of American sports, movi… https://t.co/GABirkBDXcIf your defense is you don’t want anyone testifying, then you probably did the crimes.Those of us who were lucky enough to work for her know how kind, funny, brilliant, and (occasionally) sharp-elbowed… https://t.co/ZMbu0rma8DI guess Sondland doesn’t have to testify because the “WE ARE NOT DOING CRIMES AND NEITHER IS POTUS” text cleared everything upWas Kendall Roy not available? https://t.co/SV3RcD3DvtIf this the new GOP line ("put it out there for all to see"), then why not provide the documents and witnesses that… https://t.co/C6YBaw95nd
10/8
2019
Sometimes the only way to explain / predict Trump's foreign policy is to think "what would Putin want the US to do?" https://t.co/bc67R2TNMyRepublicans have been silent or supportive as Trump spent 3 years trashing allies and breaking agreements. Suddenly… https://t.co/VuJ7aquPOmBlaming Obama for supporting the Kurds in initiating the campaign to defeat ISIS. The longer Trump is in office the… https://t.co/j6EeGYdxT2There is an entire industry of people like Graham who have spent 17 years trying to convince people that the truly… https://t.co/9zZJ3ZrHqrThis makes no sense. Why anyone ever took this guy seriously is a mystery. https://t.co/DKupIKjRHwIt’s particularly chilling that Trump had the Kurds dismantle their defenses before abandoning them. https://t.co/uPE9r46FhqThe U.S. convinced the Kurds to destroy ISIS for us, causing massive Kurd casualties. Then we conned the Kurds in… https://t.co/KCCxbhEigK
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThe leaders of China, Russia, Turkey and North Korea are the ones Trump admires the most. https://t.co/XGv63CZCRZDonald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief. He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends… https://t.co/gCEbQVbHfd
Retweeted by Ben RhodesIn Syria (and in Ukraine), Trump basically switched which side we were on in a war. He switched us to the Russian s… https://t.co/xptArnvqAp
Retweeted by Ben RhodesColumn: In a single tweet, Daryl Morey highlighted the NBA's relationship with an oppressive government and shined… https://t.co/hsBXlLzeI9
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThe @NBA stands with me for freedom and democracy. It’s made all the difference. I hope we can build bridges, in… https://t.co/KNyAK0cgcn
Retweeted by Ben RhodesWhoever dictated this totalitarian hostage statement to the NBA was not doing them any favors. This particularly su… https://t.co/YUR4ECIKEdJust consider that the NBA is suggesting that supporting democracy and human rights "does not represent" the NBA or… https://t.co/G4VmlqaMCKThe people of Hong Kong are risking their lives to stand up for human rights, and the NBA throws Darly Morey under… https://t.co/5EnRya8VkC
10/7
2019
The NBA should not cave to pressure from an authoritarian government that wants to police free speech about a human… https://t.co/I3FBYWX4cxKeep in mind that the bogus conspiracy theory the AG is trying desperately to validate benefits Putin as much as anyone.The Attorney General is personally leading a sham investigation to justify a bizarre conspiracy theory and doing so… https://t.co/zOAW3v9nsJOther than crimes, what is Mike Pompeo doing as Secretary of State? Every major issue he focuses on has gotten wors… https://t.co/INtZJNwtUL
10/6
2019
There is incalculable damage being done to US interests, democracy and global order by Trump’s corruption of our fo… https://t.co/umYPhUREooSomehow I don’t think Rick Perry is appropriately cast as a mastermind.I’m going way out on a limb to say that I think these guys were going to vote for Trump anyway. https://t.co/RdVUauz9UZTrump’s various defenses all rely on the assumption that the rest of us are either stupid or ok with crimes as long… https://t.co/5FFeSeYufj
10/5
2019

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