By Sarahbeth Caplin
It’s too early (and still very unlikely) to say that televangelist Pat Robertson has joined #TheResistance, but he’s not very happy with Donald Trump at the moment.
On yesterday’s episode of The 700 Club, he said he was “appalled” that Trump was withdrawing U.S. troops from northern Syria, leaving our allies, the Kurds, to fend for themselves against more powerful Turkish forces. (The Kurds have long helped the U.S. fight ISIS.)
Even beyond that, though, Robertson said Trump would lose a rather unusual mandate…
… I want to say right now, I am absolutely appalled the United States is going to betray those democratic forces in northern Syria, that we possibly are going to allow the Turkish to come in against the Kurds… Erdoğan is a thug. He has taken control of his country as a dictator. He is a strong leader and a… you say he is an ally of America is nonsense. He is in for himself. And the president who allowed Khashoggi to be cut in pieces, without any repercussions whatsoever, is now allowing the Christians and the Kurds to be massacred by the Turks.
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