Trump: Would declare war against ISIS


Cleveland (US), Jul 18 (PTI) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said if elected he will “declare war” on the Islamic State, but would send “very few” US troops on the ground to combat the dreaded terror outfit.
“It is war. By the way, it is war,” Trump told 60 Minute of the CBS News in an interview.

“We have people that want to wipe us out. Were gonna declare war against ISIS. We have to wipe out ISIS,” he said in response to a question.
“I am going to have very few troops on the ground. Were going to have unbelievable intelligence, which we need; which, right now, we dont have. We dont have the people over there,” he explained.
“We are going to have surrounding states and, very importantly, get NATO involved because we support NATO far more than we should, frankly, because you have a lot of countries that arent doing what theyre supposed to be doing. And we have to wipe out ISIS,” he said, adding that he would send “very little” US troops on the ground.
Joining Trump in the interview his vice presidential running mate Mike Pence said this is the kind of leadership that is needed in the US.
“This is the kind of leadership that America needs and it begins with deciding to destroy the enemies of our freedom,” he said.
Trump claimed the US under his administration would get rid of ISIS, big league.
“We are going to get rid of them fast. And were going to use surrounding states. Were going to use NATO, probably. And were going to declare war. It is war. When the World Trade Center comes tumbling down, with thousands of people being killed,” he said.
When pointed out that Pence also voted for war in Iraq as did his Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump said the Indiana Governor is entitled to make mistake once in a while, but the former Secretary of State is not. PTI LKJ NSA

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