- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Televangelist Pat Robertson said Monday that President Trump is in danger of “losing the mandate of heaven” over his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria.

Mr. Robertson, a defender of Mr. Trump who once said the president was “God’s man” for the job, slammed the president for making the decision to leave Syria ahead of a planned invasion by Turkey. Critics fear an attack could wipe out U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters who were instrumental in fighting the Islamic State.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, I want to say right now, I am absolutely appalled that the United States is going to betray those democratic forces in northern Syria, that we are possibly going to allow the Turks to come in against the Kurds,” Mr. Robertson said on “700 Club,” MR. Robertson said, USA Today reported.

“The president, who allowed [Washington Post journalist 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 added. “And 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.”

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