Trump demands credit for ISIS losses in recent years

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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.

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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.”