President Trump offered no verbal support on Wednesday afternoon for Kurdish allies he should have left when Turkey invaded Syria. Instead, Trump said they wanted to "fight, and that's the way it is."
Mr. Trump also said that ISIS fighters in the region "are fleeing to Europe". The president said that Turkey is now responsible for keeping ISIS fighters in the region in jail.
"Well, they will flee to Europe, there they want, they want to go back to their homes, but Europe did not want them from us, we could have given them, they could have tried, they could have done what they wanted, but as always it is not mutually exclusive … ", said the president.
Mr. Trump spoke in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Wednesday after signing executive orders in connection with regulatory reforms.
Experts and even some of the president's staunchest allies on Capitol Hill have beaten Mr. Trump over the withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria. Kurdish allies, who have allied themselves with the US in the fight against IS, must defend themselves. Turkey is already conducting military attacks in northern Syria.
"Pray for our Kurdish allies, shamelessly abandoned by the Trump administration, which is responsible for the resurrection of IS." Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham one of the president's most passionate defenders, has tweeted on Wednesday.