On Christmas Eve, President Donald Trump tweeted that Saudi Arabia agreed to pay for the rebuilding of Syria after his controversial decision to pull out from the war-torn country -- but the kingdom has denied they plan on doing so.
CNBC reported Wednesday that according to an official at Washington, DC's Saudi embassy, the country has not pledged any money towards the rebuilding of Syria.
The report noted that in August, the Saudis had committed $100 million "to a fund to stabilize areas of Syria liberated from ISIS militants by a U.S.-led coalition."
"Saudi Arabia has now agreed to spend the necessary money needed to help rebuild Syria, instead of the United States," Trump tweeted on December 24. "See? Isn’t it nice when immensely wealthy countries help rebuild their neighbors rather than a Great Country, the U.S., that is 5000 miles away. Thanks to Saudi A!"
Saudi Arabia has now agreed to spend the necessary money needed to help rebuild Syria, instead of the United States… https://t.co/ySHwB9b8Fn— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1545672202.0