On Friday morning, President Trump tweeted that he had "inherited a mess" with Syria and Afghanistan.
In a series of tweets, he made the following claims:
"I inherited a total mess in Syria and Afghanistan, the “Endless Wars” of unlimited spending and death. During my campaign I said, very strongly, that these wars must finally end. We spend $50 Billion a year in Afghanistan and have hit them so hard that we are now talking peace...
"....after 18 long years. Syria was loaded with ISIS until I came along. We will soon have destroyed 100% of the Caliphate, but will be watching them closely. It is now time to start coming home and, after many years, spending our money wisely. Certain people must get smart!"
It may be a shock to Trump, but presidents usually do have to pick up where their predecessors have left off, but it may not feel like such a "mess" if Trump took the time out to actually learn some foreign policy.
Just earlier this week, he blasted his intel chiefs on Twitter:
"The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran. They are wrong!" Trump tweeted.
"When I became President Iran was making trouble all over the Middle East, and beyond. Since ending the terrible Iran Nuclear Deal, they are MUCH different, but ....a source of potential danger and conflict. They are testing Rockets (last week) and more, and are coming very close to the edge. There economy is now crashing, which is the only thing holding them back. Be careful of Iran. Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!" he added.
But he has already walked back on his insults, telling CNN:
"They said they were totally misquoted and totally taken out of context," Trump said when asked by the news outlets if he raised the testimony with Coats and Haspel during his daily briefing on Thursday, he simply replied:
"They said it was fake news."