Trump says Saudis will pay to rebuild Syria: 'Thanks Saudi A!'

President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE said Monday that Saudi Arabia, rather than the United States, will "spend the necessary money" to help rebuild Syria.


"Saudi Arabia has now agreed to spend the necessary money needed to help rebuild Syria, instead of the United States," Trump tweeted.

"See? Isn’t it nice when immensely wealthy countries help rebuild their neighbors rather than a Great Country, the U.S., that is 5000 miles away," he continued. "Thanks to Saudi A!"

Trump last week announced that he would withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria. 

The decision was met with swift bipartisan backlash from Congress and prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisFormer Defense Secretary Mattis testifies in Theranos CEO trial 20 years after 9/11, we've logged successes but the fight continues Defense & National Security — The mental scars of Afghanistan MORE.

Trump has since defended his decision to withdraw the troops, writing in a tweet Saturday that if anyone else made the decision, they would be "the most popular hero in America."

"With me, hit hard instead by the Fake News Media. Crazy!" he added in the tweet.