Amy Klobuchar: Trump’s Syria Pullout Endangers Israel
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Amy Klobuchar: Trump’s Syria Pullout Endangers Israel

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., gestures as she speaks during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by The New York Times and CNN at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2019. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images/via JTA)
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., gestures as she speaks during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by The New York Times and CNN at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2019. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images/via JTA)

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (JTA) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., attacked President Donald Trump for endangering Israel through his order to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, a move that cleared the way for Turkey to invade an area of the country held by the U.S. ally Kurds.

“Think about our other allies, Israel, what do they think now — ‘Donald Trump is not true to our allies,’” Klobuchar said Tuesday at the debate for Democratic presidential candidates in this suburb of Columbus, Ohio.

Other candidates also condemned Trump’s pullout, which was announced last week, although there were particularly tense exchanges between Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, who said that U.S. troops should leave the Middle East entirely, and others like South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden, who said some kind of a troop presence is necessary to prevent mass killing and protect U.S. interests.

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