Trump Just Gave ISIS ‘Its Biggest Win In More Than Four Years’
October 22, 2019
Trump continues to claim credit for single-handedly defeating ISIS, but his reckless and chaotic decision to withdraw from Syria was a big win for ISIS and greatly improved its prospects. After inheriting a successful anti-ISIS campaign, Trump is risking the reversal of hard-fought gains by the U.S. and our allies.
TRUMP, YESTERDAY: “ISIS was all over the place … It was me…who captured them. I’m the one who did the capturing. I’m the one who knows more about it than you people or the fake pundits.”
TRUMP, ALSO YESTERDAY: “When I took over ISIS was all over the place. You know that better than anybody, two and a half years ago. I went in and when I started I got rid of that whole thing. All those prisoners, all that — those are my — they were captured under Trump.”
EXPERTS, TODAY: “There is no question that ISIS is one of the big winners in what is happening in Syria.”