The pullback is widely seen as giving Erdogan room to act on his long-held goal of attacking the Kurds who fought for and with the United States against ISIS.
Shortly before top congressional leaders were scheduled to discuss Syria at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, the House passed a bipartisan resolution opposing the president's decision, calling on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to withdraw and urging the Trump administration to continue supporting the Kurds.
Trump's sudden pullback of US forces from northern Syria, which has led to an incursion into the region by Turkey aimed at the Kurds, has been criticized by lawmakers from both parties. Don't listen to them, you are a strong leader.
"So when President Trump says the Kurds are safer now than they were before, that is absolutely not the case", he continued.
One day before Vice President Mike Pence is to meet with Erdogan, the USA president said, "I think they will have a successful meeting", If diplomacy fails to end the fighting, he said additional sanctions would be put in place on Turkish goods.
In a previous version of this story and in a headline, we incorrectly quoted President Trump as saying, "It's not our problem" when talking about Syria. Trump asked, adding that the war-torn country "doesn't want Turkey to take its land".
History "will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don't happen", the president wrote.
"Dear Mr. President, Let's work out a deal!" "Don't be a tough guy". "You don't want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don't want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy-and I will". Andrew Brunson was a captured American pastor held by the Turkish government.
Even as Trump defended his removal of USA troops from northeastern Syria, he praised his decision to send more troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia to help the kingdom defend against Iran.
President Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella Wednesday in the Oval Office. "You can make a great deal".
The president sent a delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Ankara to meet with Erdogan and seek a cease-fire in Syria.
In his letter, Trump said Mazloum "is willing to negotiate with you, and he is willing to make concessions that they would never have made in the past".