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Rick Santorum: Trump’s Syria Withdrawal is a ‘Horrible Piece of Foreign Policy’

Rick Santorum decried President Donald Trump‘s decision to withdraw troops from Syria as a “horrible piece of foreign policy” on CNN Wednesday.

“Do you support the president’s plan?” CNN’s John Avlon asked the former Republican senator on New Day.

“Not at all,” Santorum said. “I’m a very strong supporter of this president and think the vast majority of his policies are sound. This one is not. This is not a good idea.”

Santorum said the decision to withdraw troops from Syria will “embolden” Iran and help Turkey in its fight against the Kurds:

“The way he did it in the face of the president of Turkey, basically abandoning our allies, who the Turks see as terrorists, is just a horrible piece of foreign policy. I am very disappointed in the president that he would do this in this fashion.”

“His base is not solidly behind him on this,” Santorum continued. “We need to stand for our allies, particularly allies who have fought and bled with us, as the Kurds have in Syria. And for us to abandon them in such a fashion is really going to hurt him politically.”

Later in the interview, Avlon asked if there was anything that could get Santorum to abandon support of Trump, and the former senator said his Syria policy could be a turning point.

Watch above, via CNN.

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