Trump Points To The Sky, Claims Dead Soldiers Approve Of His Syria Withdrawal In Bizarre Video

President Donald Trump on Wednesday doubled down on his widely-condemned decision to withdraw troops from Syria with a bizarre Twitter video invoking the support of fallen servicemembers.

Early Wednesday morning, Trump tweeted out his surprise decision on Syria: “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.”

The abrupt decision was met with fierce criticism from Democratic and Republican lawmakers. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said it was an “ill-conceived idea” that would likely “boost ISIS’ ability to come back.” Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told reporters that he had never “seen a decision like this” and said he is “sad for the lives that are going to be lost very quickly and I’m sad for all the people who sacrificed in the way they have in something that was being won.”

Nine hours after tweeting his withdrawal announcement, Trump tweeted again, this time with a video where he claimed fallen troops support his decision. The comment appears to be in response to Corker’s earlier criticism.

Speaking from the South Lawn of the White House, the president said it saddens him when he has to write letters to family members of those killed in Syria.

“And I’ll tell you, they’re up there looking down on us,” Trump said while pointing to the sky. “And there is nobody happier or more proud their families to put them in a position where they’ve done such good for so many people.”

“We won. And that’s the way we want and that’s the way they want it,” he said, as he again pointed toward the heavens.