Yep , it's definitely the "Season for Giving". Last year it was a big wet kiss to the wealthy GOP donors , this year it's a big wet hug and kiss for al-Assad , Iran , Turkey and yes , BFF Putin. But IMO , it goes a bit deeper then that.
Trumpy made a public promise last October for a Middle Class Tax Cut. IMO , our Liar in Chief sees this Xmas Gift to our enemies as leverage to compel his new DEMOCRATIC HOUSE to make good on his promise by arguing next year that since surrendering the fight against ISIS in Syria , a MC tax cut is in order.
In effect Trumpy will offer a bribe to the US taxpayer for surrendering the ME to Putin , al-Assad and Erdogan. All power hungry autocrats , like himself. "The Art of the Deal".