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Did Trump actually said USA went to Syria to help Assad in fighting ISIS?

  Saturday 05th January 2019

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Social media news pages and websites shared news lately titled: Trump confess USA went to Syria to help Assad in fighting ISIS.

The websites and pages said that US President Donald Trump said this statement while meeting journalists in the White House but Trump in his statement didn't actually said USA helped Assad.

According to the official White House website, when Trump was asked about withdrawing from Syria he said: when we kill ISIS, if we don’t — now, everyone says, “Oh, then they’ll come to our country.”

Trump continued: Well that’s possibly true, a very small percentage. But you know where else they’re going? To Iran, who hates ISIS more than we do. They’re going to Russia, who hates ISIS more than we do. So we’re killing. And then I read, when we pull out, “Oh, Russia is thrilled.” Russia is not happy. You know why they’re not happy? Because they like it when we’re killing ISIS, because we’re killing them for them, and we’re killing them for Assad, and we’re killing ISIS also for Iran.

And you can read the full statement of Trump to reporters on the official website of the White House in this link.