TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_The president told reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Monday that "it's time to come back home," further voicing "great respect" for those Republicans that have been trying to change his mind.
"We’ve been there for many, many, many years beyond what we were supposed to be. Not fighting. Just there. Just there. And it’s time to come back home," Trump said in his first public remarks since he decided to pull out US forces. "But I can understand the other side of it… But if you go by the other side, that means we should never, ever come home."
The US commander in chief also asserted that he did not go solo in making the decision.
"I consulted with everybody," he said. "I always consult with everybody."
This is while the decision has faced backlash from many inside the US government, including Trump supporters.
“This is a terribly unwise decision by the president to abandon our Kurdish allies, who have been our major partner,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told Politico.