Trump Speaks to Troops in Iraq: ISIS ‘Not So Dominant Anymore’

We now have video from President Donald Trump‘s speech to troops during his surprise trip to Iraq, and during his remarks he brought up the fight against ISIS.

“The other reason I’m here today is to personally thank you and every service member throughout this region for the near-elimination of the ISIS territorial caliphate in Iraq and Syria,” he said. “Two years ago, when I became President, they were a very dominant group. They were very dominant. Today they’re not so dominant anymore.”

The troops in the room cheered.

“Great job,” the President said. “I looked at a map and two years ago it was a lot of red all over that and now you have a couple of little spots, and that’s happening very quickly… We’ll be watching ISIS very closely… the remnants of ISIS.”

You’ll recall that last week, when making his announcement about withdrawing troops from Syria, Trump claimed that ISIS in Syria has been “defeated.”

You can watch the President’s speech above (the relevant part starts at the 6:00 mark), via the White House.

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