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

Televangelist Pat Robertson said he is "absolutely appalled" by President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district 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 GrahamHillicon Valley: Facebook removed over 22 million posts for hate speech in second quarter | Republicans introduce bill to defend universities against hackers targeting COVID-19 research | Facebook's Sandberg backs Harris as VP pick Republicans set sights on FBI chief as Russia probe investigations ramp up The Hill's 12:30 Report - Speculation over Biden's running mate announcement MORE (R-S.C.), have blasted the president for his decision.