Tulsi Gabbard urged President Donald Trump to “stop treating our troops as political pawns” in one of her campaign rallies as a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
“We must stand up against this administration that claims to believe in America first, but who sells our troops, our weapons and our interest to whichever foreign country is the highest bidder. We must stand up against those who dishonor our troops, treating them as political pawns and mercenaries for hire in wars around the world.”
Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is critical of aspects of U.S. foreign policy regarding Iraq, Libya and Syria, and opposed removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power by force.
On January 11, 2019, Gabbard announced her campaign to seek the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020.
Pres. Trump—STOP treating our troops as political pawns. pic.twitter.com/On2UbZgSRm
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) February 14, 2019