1. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"If Turkey does something that they shouldn't be doing, we will put on sanctions the likes of which very few countries have ever seen before."
2. Wide shot of Trump
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"(Reporter) What is the red line Turkey should not cross?
We'll see. We'll see. We have a very good relationship with Turkey. They're a NATO partner, we do a lot of trade with Turkey. But we don't want them killing a lot of people. And you know we have been out of there, we beat ISIS. We knocked the hell out of them. We took 100 percent of the caliphate. We did our job but we have a lot of power financially. I built something here over the last three and a half years. If you take a look. Take a look at what's been happening to the United States over the last almost three years. You take a look at the economic power that we've created. We've gone up, in fact the vice premier of China just said, we've gone up trillions of dollars. China's gone down trillions of dollars. If we have to use sanctions we will on Turkey.
(Reporter question on troops to Saudi Arabia)
So we're sending more troops to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a very good ally from the standpoint that we get along with them very well, avery important player in the Middle East. The relationship's been very good and they buy hundreds of billions of dollars worth of merchandise from us not only military equipment. In military equipment about one hundred and ten billion dollars. It's millions of jobs. Now with that being said, we are sending troops and other things to the Middle East to help Saudi Arabia. But are you ready? Saudi Arabia at my request has agreed to pay us for everything we're doing. That's a first. But Saudi Arabia and other countries to now, but Saudi Arabia has agreed to pay us for everything we're doing to help them. And we appreciate that."
President Donald Trump said his administration is looking into reports there has been an explosion near an outpost where U.S. troops are located in northern Syria.
Speaking to reporters outside the White House as he left for a rally in Louisiana, Trump said, "We'll take a look at it."
A U.S. official said a projectile landed near the outpost but it wasn't clear who fired it and that no American troops were hurt. The explosion marked the first time a coalition base has come in the line of fire since Turkey launched its offensive into Syria on Wednesday.
Trump said the U.S. "has a very good relationship with Turkey" but warned, "if Turkey does something that it shouldn't be doing, we will put on sanctions, the likes of which very few countries have ever seen before."
Asked what the red line would be for the sanctions to be implemented, Trump said only, "We'll see."
Trump also said the U.S. is sending more troops to Saudi Arabia which he called "a very good ally" which buys "hundreds of billions of dollars worth of merchandise" from the U.S.
He said Saudi Arabia will be paying the U.S. "for everything we're doing to help them."
Earlier, the Pentagon announced the U.S. will send several dozen fighter jets along with other aircraft and additional air defenses to Saudi Arabia to help protect the kingdom from Iranian attacks.