& # 39; We have never agreed to protect the Kurds for the rest of their lives! & # 39; Donald Trump justifies leaving American allies on the path of Turkey – and then boast of ISIS: & # 39; I am the one who made the conquest & # 39;
- Donald Trump defended his removal of US troops from Syria
- "We have never agreed to protect the Kurds for the rest of their lives," he said
- Lawmakers from both sides criticize Trump's decision
- And others have expressed concern that ISIS will resurrect in the region
- But Trump said he caught ISIS
- & # 39; I am the person who made the recording, & # 39; he said
Donald Trump defended his removal of US troops from Syria, arguing that he was holding a campaign promise and that the United States never agreed to protect the Kurds for the rest of their lives.
& # 39; We have never agreed to protect the Kurds. We have supported them for three and a half, four years. "We have never agreed to protect the Kurds for the rest of their lives," the president said during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Monday.
Trump also boasted that the Kurds were good fighters because of American money and military equipment.
Donald Trump defended his removal of US troops from Syria
Lawmakers from both parties have criticized Trump's decision and complain that he left the Kurds, an old American ally, – especially US trucks arriving in Iraq after withdrawal from Syria
& # 39; They didn't fight because we didn't want to fight with us. A lot of people are good when they fight with us, you know, if you have $ 10 billion worth of planes firing 10 miles ahead of you, it's much easier to fight, & he said.
But he added: “Where is the agreement that said that in the Middle East we have to say for the rest of humanity, for the rest of civilization to protect the Kurds. We never said that. & # 39;
The president has challenged the criticism from legislators in both sides of his decision to remove US troops from Syria. Both Republicans and Democrats have complained that Trump has left an old American ally.
& # 39; We have helped the Kurds. And we never gave a commitment to the Kurds that we would stay and protect them for the next 400 years, & said the president.
& # 39; So why should we place our soldiers in the middle of two large groups, possibly hundreds of thousands of people, and they fight? I don't think so, & # 39; Trump said.
Moreover, Turkey conducted a military movement across the border shortly after the President's decision. Vice-president Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew to Ankara last week to negotiate a ceasefire.
Trump said the agreement holds & # 39; maintains & # 39 ;.
The Kurds, a Muslim tribe in the Middle East, were a strong American ally in the war against terrorism and fought against ISIS.
The president acknowledged their contribution.
& # 39; They were a good help, but we were also a big help to them. They fought against ISIS. You know, they hated ISIS. So they fought against ISIS, & he said.
But he then said he was the one who defeated ISIS.
& # 39; ISIS was everywhere … it was she who captured her, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I am the one who made the recording. I'm the one who knows more about it than you people or the fake experts, & he told reporters in the White House.
His comments are surrounded by expert concerns that ISIS will benefit from the President's decision and will regroup after the US withdrawal.
Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis claimed that ISIS would rise in the region because of the Trump movement.
& # 39; In this case, if we don't stop the pressure, ISIS will come up again. It is an absolute fact that they are coming back & # 39 ;, he said on NBC & # 39; s & # 39; Meet the Press & # 39 ;.
The president also said that he was campaigning to bring American troops home and he wanted to keep that promise.
& # 39; I want to bring our soldiers back home, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I have to do what I have chosen and I have to do what I think is right. & # 39;
But troops from Syria are being moved to Iraq and are not returning to the United States.
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