Trump: Treasury 'ready to go' on sanctions against Turkey: 'Stay tuned'

Trump: Treasury 'ready to go' on sanctions against Turkey: 'Stay tuned'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' Ivanka Trump doubles down on vaccine push with post celebrating second shot Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE tweeted Sunday that the Treasury Department is "ready to go" with sanctions against Turkey over its military operation in northern Syria, which has sparked bipartisan criticism.

"Dealing with @LindseyGrahamSC and many members of Congress, including Democrats, about imposing powerful Sanctions on Turkey," he tweeted.

"Treasury is ready to go, additional legislation may be sought," he tweeted. "There is great consensus on this. Turkey has asked that it not be done. Stay tuned!"

The president has threatened economic sanctions against Turkey if it treated Syrian Kurds, which allied with the U.S. in the fight against ISIS, inhumanely.


Several GOP lawmakers, including Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her  The Memo: The GOP's war is already over — Trump won Michael Flynn flubs words to Pledge of Allegiance at pro-Trump rally MORE (R-S.C.), have condemned the president for announcing the removal of U.S. troops from northern Syria ahead of the Turkish military operation.

Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenIs America slipping to autocracy? Trade representative says policy must protect key industries Senate Democrats push Biden over raising refugee cap MORE (D-Md.), who is co-sponsoring Turkish sanctions legislation with Graham, on Sunday blasted the Trump administration's delay in imposing sanctions

“For God’s sake, what are they waiting for? People are being killed right now,” he said on "Fox News Sunday."

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven MnuchinDemocrats justified in filibustering GOP, says Schumer Yellen provides signature for paper currency Biden's name will not appear on stimulus checks, White House says MORE, however, defended the delay in imposing sanctions on Turkey, saying the Trump administration is ready to move forward “at a moment’s notice.”