President Donald Trump said he would rather focus on the U.S. southern border than the northern border of Syria and announced Monday, Oct., 14 he would issue an executive order imposing economic sanctions on Turkey.

“After defeating 100% of the [Islamic State] Caliphate, I largely moved our troops out of Syria. Let Syria and Assad protect the Kurds and fight Turkey for their own land,” President Trump wrote in a Tweet.

“I said to my Generals, why should we be fighting for Syria and Assad to protect the land of our enemy? Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China, or Napoleon Bonaparte. I hope they all do great, we are 7,000 miles away!” he added.

President Trump has been firm on his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria regardless of bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill.

“Some people want the United States to protect the 7,000-mile-away Border of Syria, presided over by Bashar al-Assad, our enemy. At the same time, Syria and whoever they chose to help, wants naturally to protect the Kurds,” he continued.

“I would much rather focus on our Southern Border which abuts and is part of the United States of America. And by the way, numbers are way down and the WALL is being built!” he concluded.

In a statement, President Trump announced a suspension of $100 billion trade talks with Turkey, an increase in steel tariffs to 50%, and potentially “powerful additional sanctions on those who may be involved in serious human rights abuses.”

The president has confirmed that he would continue to withdraw U.S. forces from northeast Syria, but they would remain in the region to guard against an ISIS resurgence.

“I am fully prepared to swiftly destroy Turkey’s economy if Turkish leaders continue down this dangerous and destructive path,” he wrote.