Amid a growing chorus of conservatives breaking with President Trump over his plan to withdraw U.S. troops from northeast Syria, evangelist and 700 Club host Pat Robertson added an apocalyptic sense of urgency to the matter, saying that Trump’s role as a president anointed by God is in jeopardy due to his decision.
“Ladies and gentlemen I want to say right now,” Robertson declared in a video clip flagged by Right Wing Watch. “I am absolutely appalled that the United States is gonna betray those democratic forces in northern Syria, that we’re possibly gonna allow the Turks to come in against the Kurds.
According to Robertson, Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan is a “thug” and a “dictator.”
“To say he’s an ally of America is nonsense. He is in for himself,” Robertson said. “And the president who allowed [Jamal Khashoggi] to be cut in pieces is now allowing the Christians and the Kurds to be massacred by the Turks, and I believe — and I want to say this with great solemnity — the President of the United States is in danger of losing the mandate of Heaven if he permits this to happen.”
Watch the video clip below, via Right Wing Watch:
Pat Robertson is "appalled" by Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria: "The President of the United States is in great danger of losing the mandate of Heaven if he permits this to happen." pic.twitter.com/YGeNYpbGrF
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