Trump demands credit for ISIS losses in recent years


Trump told the pool reporters gathered for his cabinet meeting at the White House that the ceasefire (which Turkish officials referred to as a “pause” in operations last week) was held in Syria.

Steve Holland
President Trump, with Cabinet, says ceasefire in Syria is holding

President Trump in a  cabinet meeting 

The president also demanded credit for the weakening of the Islamic State, insisting that Barack Obama deserved no credit for the group’s losses in recent years.

Trump said: “I’m the one who did the capturing. I’m the one who knows more about it than you people or the fake pundits.”

In a comment that will certainly raise eyebrows among some Republicans who have criticized his Syria policy, Trump said of America’s Kurdish allies: “We never agreed to protect the Kurds for the rest of their lives.”