Trump Urges Russia And Iran To Defeat ISIS A Day After Saying They’d Been Destroyed

On Wednesday, reportedly against the advice of his top military advisers, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he would immediately pull all American troops out of Syria, claiming that the move was justified because the terror group ISIS had been defeated:

And yet less than 24 hours later, Trump says ISIS hasn’t been destroyed, but he’s going to let Russia and Iran take care of them:

Despite his claims that ISIS would be “doomed” if they hit the United States, a member of his own party said Thursday morning that the president has all but assured the U.S. will now be attacked by the terror group. Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) told CNN host Alisyn Camerota:

“Why does this matter for us? There’s a little thing called ISIS. There’s still roughly 300,000 ISIS fighters across Iraq and Syria. There’s no doubt they are on the run, my friends in the military and intelligence community have laid the hammer down — these ISIS fighters are on the run, but they have the ability to regroup. When they do that, what is their target going to be? It’s going to be the United States of America.

“We should be making sure that we are making it so the American people don’t have to deal with ISIS in the future and that’s why we should stay.”

And make no mistake, Russia is also delighted by Trump’s withdrawal from Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin commented:

“Let’s not forget that the presence of (U.S.) troops there is illegitimate. The U.S. is there without backing from the United Nations or an invitation from the Syrian government. Russia is there at the invitation of the Syrian government. But if the U.S. has decided to withdraw, that’s good.”

Makes you wonder if perhaps the idea was Putin’s instead of Trump’s.

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