Pat Robertson Denounces Trump's Decision to Withdraw from Syria, Saying Christians Will Be 'Massacred'
Pat Robertson, host of The 700 Club, began Monday's show with a grave warning for President Donald Trump: Withdraw from Syria at your own risk. Robertson says Trump is "in danger of losing the mandate of heaven" if he goes through with plans—announced late Sunday evening—to withdraw from Syria.
Robertson says the decision to withdraw U.S. military forces immediately will likely result in the massacre of Christians and Kurds in the region.
"Invasion is imminent from the ground and from the air," Robertson says. "Turkey is ready to charge at Assyria, putting our allies the Kurds in grave danger. ... And ladies and gentlemen, I want to say right now that 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. [Turkish President Tayyip] Erdogan is a thug. He has taken control of his country as a dictator. He is a strong leader and to say he's an ally of America is nonsense. He is in for himself, and the president—who allowed Khashoggi to be cut in pieces without any repercussions whatsoever—is now allowing the Christians and the Kurds to be massacred by the Turks. I believe—and I want to say this with great solemnity—the president of the United States is in danger of losing the mandate of heaven if he permits this to happen."
Watch the full episode—including Robertson's opening remarks—embedded here.