President Trump told the Value Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., an annual conference of religious conservatives, that he feels like he’s on an “island of one” over his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria. But he said the U.S. has to “bring our great heroes” home…

What he’s saying: Trump told the Value Voters Summit that the Kurdish forces are “are fighting for their land.” “They haven’t help us fight for our land,” he said. “They’re fighting for their land and that’s good, but we’ve helped them.”

“I don’t think our soldiers should be there for the next 50 years guarding a border between Turkey and Syria when we can’t guard our own borders at home.”