Back To Iraq? Trump Says U.S. May Need Boots On The Ground To Fight ISIS


GOP 2016 Presidential front runner Donald Trump said in an interview Sunday with 60 Minutes that the United States is failing to properly handle ISIS.

According to Breitbart:

“I would end ISIS forcefully. I think ISIS, what they did, was unbelievable what they did with James Foley and the cutting off of heads of everybody. I mean, these people are totally a disaster,” Trump vowed when Pelley asked what he would do to defeat ISIS.

Trump continued, “Now, let me just say this, ISIS in Syria, Assad in Syria, Assad and ISIS are mortal enemies. We go in to fight ISIS. Why aren’t we letting ISIS go and fight Assad and then we pick up the remnants? Why are we doing this?”

“Let me get this right.” Pelley questioned, “So, we lay off ISIS for now? Lay off in Syria, let them destroy Assad? And then we go in behind that?”

“That’s what I would say,” Trump answered. “Yes, that’s what I would say.”

Trump continued, “If you look at Syria, Russia wants to get rid of ISIS. We want to get rid of ISIS. Maybe let Russia do it. Let them get rid of ISIS. What the hell do we care?”

Pelley then asked how Trump would handle ISIS in Iraq. Trump says the U.S. may need to send in troops to fight on the ground.

“Look, with ISIS in Iraq, you got to knock them out. You got to knock them out. You got to fight them. You got to fight them,” Trump answered, adding, if needed, he would put boots on the ground.”