President Trump compared the Turkish offensive against the Syrian Kurds to a fight in the schoolyard at a rally in Dallas on Thursday.
"Sometimes you have to let them fight for a while" before you separate the two sides. he said.
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Trump was criticized by two parties for his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. On Thursday evening, the president praised a truce between Turkey and the Kurds. He praised his "unconventional" approach to enabling the ceasefire.
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He spoke about the violence in northern Syria and said it was like "two children in a crowd".
You have to let them fight and then pull them apart, "he said.
He called the fight" evil "and said it was no fun" having bullets everywhere. "
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Trump has earlier been criticized for his opponent Nents said it was an attempt to downplay the crisis for the Kurds, and earlier this week the president said Syria "has a lot of sand over there. So, there is a lot of sand to play with. "He said that the Kurds, an ally of the US attributed to dismantling the IS, were" not angels. "
The President insisted that the attempt To deduct troops would prove wise, and praised the truce as a "great day for" civilization. "
" All agreed to things they would never have agreed to three days ago, "he told reporters. "That includes the Kurds, and the Kurds are much more inclined to do what they have to do, and Turkey is far more likely to do what it needs to do."
The White House issued a letter Wednesday warning Trump Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the sanctions could destroy his economy and that the world "will consider you a devil forever if good things do not happen. Do not be a tough guy. Do not be a fool! "Mitt Romney, the 201
" Also, the ceasefire does not change the fact that America failed an ally, "he said in the Senate.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.