Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was asked by host Chris Wallace about President Trump’s recent remarks about pulling U.S. troops out of Syria.
WALLACE: Meanwhile, President Trump started talking this week about pulling all of our 2,000 troops out of Syria, who are there supporting the effort against ISIS. And we learned yesterday that he has frozen $200 million in funds for recovery efforts there.
Wallace then played a clip from a speech on Wednesday in which the president claimed that the United States would be pulling out of Syria “very soon.” He added: “Let the other people take care of it now.” . .
GRAHAM: Well, Mr. President, when it comes to Russia, read the Ronald Reagan playbook; when it comes to Syria, do not read the Obama playbook. This is the Obama playbook – one foot in, one foot out. This is a disaster in the making . . .
There are over 3,000 ISIS fighters still roaming around Syria. We’ve got troops there to protect us, and to protect the region. If we withdrew our troops anytime soon, ISIS would come back, the war between Turkey and the Kurds would get out of hand, and you’d be giving Damascus to the Iranians without an American presence – and Russia and Iran would dominate Syria. It [would] be the single worst decision the president could make.
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