Trump's lame-duck debacle

What’s happening: Yesterday became “Dump on Trump” day for the president’s usual allies, as Republican officials condemned his seemingly impulsive decision to withdraw 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) quoted a tweet from the Russian embassy in Washington that praised the decision, and added: “I found someone who is supportive of the decision to retreat from #Syria.”

Inviting “Mission accomplished” comparisons, Trump declared: “We have defeated ISIS in Syria.” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called the withdrawal “an Obama-like mistake” that “would be a big win for ISIS, Iran, Bashar al Assad of Syria, and Russia. I fear it will lead to devastating consequences for our nation, the region, and throughout the world.”

Trump got rolled on funding for the border wall, with conservative commentators roasting his cave from a shutdown threat with no assurance or even indication that full funding was in the offing. “WALL STALL … TRUMP IN RETREAT,” bannered Matt Drudge, who is usually supportive. And later: “PELOSI HOLIDAY CHEER … DANCING AT BAR AFTER WALL WIN!”