President Trump says ISIS ‘falling fast’ ahead of meeting at Pentagon
icholakov/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump told reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday that “ISIS is falling fast.”
As he and Vice President Mike Pence arrived at the Pentagon for an update on the fight against ISIS, Trump was asked whether more troops would be sent to Afghanistan.
“We’re going to see, and we’re doing very well against ISIS,” the president said. “ISIS is falling fast, very fast.”
Following the meeting, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Dana White gathered the press for a readout of the meeting. President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary of Defense James Mattis were in attendance, as were other members of the Trump cabinet including Rex Tillerson, Steven Mnuchin, Gen. Joseph Dunford, Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon and Gen. Paul Selva.
White said that the meeting “was never meant to be a decision meeting,” that rather it was called to discuss “where we are, where we’re going.”
When pressed on any changes in the South Asia Strategy — formerly known as the Afghanistan strategy — White said that no decisions are expected this week.
As for the content of the meeting, White said that “they kind of covered the planet, what are the opportunities, what are the challenges…there was a lot of talk about economic, ways to influence trade.”
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