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Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Syria pullout a 'sickening betrayal' of allies

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMedia circles wagons for conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Senate ref axes minimum wage, House votes today on relief bill Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE on Monday slammed the Trump administration's decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria. 

"Let us be clear: The president has sided with authoritarian leaders of Turkey and Russia over our loyal allies and America’s own interests," Clinton, a former secretary of State and senator and President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE's Democratic rival in 2016, tweeted.

"His decision is a sickening betrayal both of the Kurds and his oath of office."

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The White House said late Sunday that U.S. troops would be pulled from the region ahead of a military operation Turkey would soon be launching. 

The move was also criticized by Trump's former ISIS envoy Brett McGurk and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamPortman on Trump's dominance of GOP: Republican Party's policies are 'even more popular' Overnight Defense: Biden sends message with Syria airstrike | US intel points to Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi killing | Pentagon launches civilian-led sexual assault commission Graham: Trump will 'be helpful' to all Senate GOP incumbents MORE (R-S.C.), an ally of the president

The U.S. had more than 1,000 troops deployed in Syria, working closely with the Kurdish YPG, which leads the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Despite the backlash, Trump doubled down on his decision Monday in a series of tweets in which he said it is time to remove the U.S. from "ridiculous Endless Wars."

"WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN,” the president said.