Trump on Putin, Russia in Syria: 'If He Wants to Fight ISIS, Let Him Fight ISIS'
Bill O'Reilly asked Donald Trump tonight about his policy positions, including how he would deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia's growing presence in Syria.
Trump said that in terms of leadership, he would give Putin an 'A,' while President Obama isn't doing nearly as well.
He said that the U.S. has invested trillions of dollars and thousands of American lives in the Middle East, and Putin is now taking over what we started.
"He, frankly, wants to fight ISIS, and I think that's a wonderful thing," Trump said. "If he wants to fight ISIS, let him fight ISIS. Why do we always have to do everything?"
O'Reilly said that the downside of Putin fighting ISIS is that Russia will keep Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in power and then effectively control Syria.
"We have given the Middle East to Putin and Iran, and they will run it for the foreseeable future," O'Reilly stated.
"I believe that's true," Trump said, pointing to incompetent U.S. leadership.
Watch more from the "Factor" interview above.
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