Donald Trump: Let Syria and Turkey Play with Sand in the Middle East

Breitbart | 10/16/2019 | Staff
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President Donald Trump distanced himself and the United States from the conflict between Syria and Turkey in the Middle East on Wednesday.

“If Turkey goes into Syria it is between Turkey and Syria,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “It’s not our problem.”

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Despite Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visiting Turkey on Thursday to urge President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to halt his military offensive, Trump appeared indifferent.

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“If Syria wants to fight for their land, that’s up to Turkey and Syria,” Trump said. “Syria may have some help with Russia, and that’s fine. It’s a lot of sand. They’ve got a lot of sand over there. So there’s a lot of sand that they can play with.”

The president commented on the ongoing conflict during a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the Oval Office.

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He acknowledged that the United States would still try to stop the ongoing conflict, just not with...
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