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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE said Monday that Saudi Arabia, rather than the United States, will "spend the necessary money" to help rebuild Syria.

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"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 MattisWatchdog: Former Pentagon spokeswoman misused staff for personal errands Senate panel advances Pentagon chief, Joint Chiefs chairman nominees The Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment 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.