The terror group known as ISIS has been pretty much annihilated and that is a good thing. Trump took a little bit of a victory lap over this and he deserves it.
White House claims victory in freeing Syria from ISIS control
Syria is free from Islamic State control, the White House announced Friday.
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One that the territorial ISIS caliphate had been “100 percent eliminated” from the war-torn Middle Eastern country, marking a major victory for President Donald Trump that had eluded his predecessor….
Trump marked the milestone with celebratory tweets Friday afternoon, though he appeared to acknowledge what military experts agree on: That despite the terrorist group’s official territorial losses, lingering fighters continue to pose a threat.
“ISIS uses the internet better than almost anyone, but for all of those susceptible to ISIS propaganda, they are now being beaten badly at every level,” he wrote in a pair of tweets.
Trump even broke out a helpful map for the press.
Trump says ISIS will be ‘gone by tonight’
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said ISIS will be “gone by tonight” and held up a pair of maps to reporters that he claimed shows the dramatic reduction of the Islamic State’s presence in Syria since his election in 2016.
The president unfolded the maps — printed on the same page, one on top of the other — in response to a question asking if he’d reversed his Syria policy. The upper image, which Trump said depicted the region in 2016, had splotches of red that the president said marked the various area ISIS had strongholds in the Middle Eastern country.
“When I took it over, it was a mess,” Trump said.
Now, he added as he pointed to the bottom map that he said depicted ISIS presence in Syria today, “there is no red. In fact, there’s actually a tiny spot which will be gone by tonight.”
See the video below:
Trump deserves a lot of credit for this, as does our awesome military.