Evangelicals Slam Trump for Syria Pullout (Urban Christian News 10.09.19)

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According to Christian Post, Prominent evangelical conservatives are upset with President Donald Trump’s endorsement of a Turkish military operation in Syria, citing concern that such involvement could “trigger the resurgence” of the Islamic State and give Iran more influence in the region. Trump was slammed by conservatives Monday after he spoke with Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday and indicated that 100 to 150 United States military personnel would be pulled back in advance of a Turkish offensive in Syria that would target Kurdish rebels backed by the U.S. in the fight against IS. Although conservative evangelicals are known to be one of Trump’s strongest political support bases, well-known Christian conservatives have not held back in voicing their disagreement with Trump’s policy on Syria. Televangelist Pat Robertson and former presidential candidate and Fox News host Mike Huckabee opposed Trump’s decision to pull back troops, which reportedly also goes against the recommendations of top officials in the State Department and Pentagon.

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