Trump: Russia Will Have to Take Care of ISIS
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to leave ISIS to Russia.
John McCain (R-Ariz.) slammed Trump for making similar comments earlier in the week. During an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, he stood by his earlier comments.
“They don’t want ISIS going into Russia either. So they’re not bombing them yet,” he said.
Trump suggested that the United States stay out of Syria.
“This does not sound like me very much, but I want to sit back and I want to see what happens,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.”
The Hill reports:
He also predicted Syria would become a quagmire for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“It’s not going to be great for them if you want to know the truth,” he said, citing the costly intervention in Afghanistan that contributed to the breakup of the Soviet Union.
“I mean they essentially went bankrupt. It destroyed the Soviet Union,” he said of the Afghanistan war. “Now they’re going into Syria, there are so many traps, there are so many problems.
“When I heard they were going in to fight ISIS, I said, ‘Great, let them,’” he said.
Trump said President Obama’s decision to back rebels in Syria is risky.
“I spoke to a general who’s very you know much, he said, ‘Mr. Trump, we have no idea who these people are.’ They may be worse than Assad,” he said.
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