Franklin Graham Says He Won’t Second Guess Trump on Syria

    Updated: October 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST  See Comments

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    Franklin Graham Says He Won’t Second Guess Trump on Syria

    Franklin Graham, who disagrees with the President’s decision to withdraw troops from Turkey, told CBN News this week that he won’t “second guess” the President.

    “There are a lot of other factors that are involved in his decisions,” Graham said. “There’s tens of thousands of Americans that live in Turkey, we have bases in Turkey, they’re part of NATO, we have agreements with Turkey. So I understand, we have those types of relationships. The President has said he wants a cease-fire. I think he’s been very direct on that and I think he will do what he can.”

    Graham said he spoke with the Vice President about the recent withdrawal of troops. Like many other leaders across the political spectrum, Graham voiced his concern about the decision, saying religious minorities—particularly Christians—are at serious risk without the presence of American troops.

    Reports from Turkey and Syria have shown thousands of civilians evacuating their homes. Several more have also been killed.

    “Hopefully the President can persuade the Turkish military to stop and have possibly a cease-fire because there are so many civilians caught in this,” Graham continued. “The Turks are talking about putting in a safe zone and I really doubt those are their intentions. I think they want to take the entire border of Syria so there will be hundreds of thousands of more people (as refugees) if that’s the case.

    “I think the Vice President and President

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