Trump Takes Full Credit For Gains Against ISIS. Should He?
Trump takes full credit for gains against ISIS. Should he?
President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to hit the Islamic State hard, and the armed fundamentalist group has suffered major losses on his watch.
In July, coalition forces broke ISIS’ hold on Mosul, the largest Iraqi city under their control. In October, they were forced out of Raqqa, the Syrian city the Islamic State claimed as the capital of their would-be caliphate.
During a news conference, Trump drew a sharp contrast with his predecessor in the White House.
“We have done more in eight months than the previous administration has done in many years,” Trump said Oct. 25.
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