The Republican presidential hopeful said during the Sunday debate with Hillary Clinton that Washington and Moscow should fight the Islamic State terrorist group jointly.
“Assad is killing ISIS. Russia is killing ISIS. Iran is killing ISIS. And those three have now lined up together because of our weak policy,” Trump said.
“I think it would be great if we got along with Russia. We could fight ISIS together,” Trump had said earlier in the evening.
Trump also said that Clinton’s entourage may put forward ungrounded accusations against Russia for political reasons.
Clinton blamed the situation in Aleppo on the Syrian government and Russia, accusing Moscow of not paying "any attention to ISIS" but only being "interested in keeping Assad in charge."
"We need some leverage with he Russians because they’re not going to come to the negotiation table without leverage,"Clinton said, repeating her calls for establishing a no-fly zone and arming the Kurds, but acknowledging that sending US troops on the ground would not work.
"I would not use American ground forces in Syria, I think that would be a very serious mistake," Clinton said.
“Clinton talks rebels, but she doesn’t know who the rebels are,” Trump has replied to that. “Almost everything she’s done in foreign policy, it’s been a mistake and it’s been a disaster.”
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