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

Televangelist Pat Robertson said he is "absolutely appalled" by President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance 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 GrahamSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Hillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Key Democrat opposes GOP Section 230 subpoena for Facebook, Twitter, Google MORE (R-S.C.), have blasted the president for his decision.