Pat Robertson 'absolutely appalled' by Trump's Syria announcement

Televangelist Pat Robertson said he is "absolutely appalled" by President TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria as Turkey prepares an offensive in the area.

Robertson is siding with several conservative voices who have spoken out against the president's announced plans.

"I am absolutely appalled that 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," he said on his show "The 700 Club" on Monday

"The President of the United States is in danger of losing the mandate of Heaven if he permits this to happen," he added. 

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The televangelist called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a "thug" and a "dictator" and said he was not an American ally.

"The president, who allowed [Jamal] Khashoggi to be cut in pieces without any repercussions whatsoever, is now allowing the Christians and the Kurds to be massacred by the Turks," he said.

President Trump announced his order for U.S. troops to retreat from northeast Syria, allowing Turkey to execute an offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces that assisted fighting against ISIS.

Many conservatives, including typical allies to Trump such as Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamRestlessness, light rule-breaking and milk spotted on Senate floor as impeachment trial rolls on Senator-jurors who may not be impartial? Remove them for cause Broad, bipartisan rebuke for proposal to pull troops from Africa MORE (R-S.C.), have blasted the president for his decision.