The President also called on Republicans to give a tougher rebuff to the impeachment investigation.
The ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish forces in Syria is holding despite separate clashes, US President Donald Trump said on Monday. We will remind, a period of validity of a temporary truce expires on Tuesday evening.
Speaking during a White House Cabinet meeting, the President said the US had never promised the Kurds to stay in the region for “400 years” to protect them.
The President added that the US military in Syria would first move to other areas, and eventually go home.
Trump also touched on the topic of impeachment, calling on Republicans to offer tougher resistance to the investigation, which was initiated by Democrats in the House of Representatives.
The investigation began after it was revealed that Trump tried to convince Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to launch an investigation into Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Trump insists he did nothing wrong and calls the investigation politically motivated.
Donald Trump has said that his presidency has cost him between two and five billion dollars, which he could earn if he continued to do business rather than politics.
The President also expressed dissatisfaction with the need to reverse his decision to host the G-7 summit at his Doral golf resort in Miami. Earlier, the plan for the event in Doral drew sharp criticism from Republicans and Democrats.
Before his election, Donald Trump ran a network of Golf clubs around the world. After taking office, his children began to run the family business.
“Whether I lost two billion dollars, five billion or less, it makes no difference. I don’t care. I do it for the country. I do it for people,” he said.
The President also criticized Hillary Clinton, condemning her comments to Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, who is in the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Clinton in a recent interview suggested that Russia has in mind a politician from among the participants of the democratic primaries, which is prepared as a “candidate from the third party.” Without directly naming Gabbard, Clinton said that this political figure is a “favorite of the Russians.”
Trump on Monday said that Clinton and the rest of the Democrats call “Russian agents” all who are their opponents. “These people are sick,” the President said.
According to him, Clinton’s attacks only strengthen the chances of Gabbard and his own, as they demonstrate the unfounded concern about Russian interference in the election.
US intelligence agencies have come to the unanimous conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.