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President Trump takes questions from the press before departing the White House for Lima, Ohio.
President Trump on Wednesday brandished a striking map showing how the Islamic State’s presence in Syria has diminished since he took office, while vowing the deadly terrorist network will be gone “by tonight” as he showed reporters the tiny spot representing their last stand.
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“I brought this out for you because, this is a map ... everything in the red -- this was on Election Night in 2016 -- everything red is ISIS,” he told reporters, pointing to a top image that showed large parts of the region covered in red.
“When I took it over, it was a mess. Now, on the bottom -- that's the exact same -- there is no red,” he said, pointing to an image below. “In fact, there's actually a tiny spot which will be gone by tonight,” he added.
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“So this is ISIS on Election Day, my Election Day, and this is ISIS now,” he said. “So that's the way it goes.”
Trump announced in December that he intended to remove all 2,000 troops from Syria, declaring that ISIS was mostly defeated, but he...
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