Trump: U.S. troops will be out of Syria 'very soon'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE said on Thursday that the U.S. would be out of Syria "very soon" in the fight against ISIS. 

"We're knocking the hell out of ISIS. We'll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon," President Trump said in an Ohio speech focused on infrastructure, referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terror group.

"Let the other people take care of it now. Very soon. Very soon, we're coming out. We're going to have a hundred percent of the caliphate, as they call it. Sometimes referred to as land, taking it all back. Quickly, quickly," he continued. 

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While the U.S. military presence in Syria has been aimed at ISIS, the Trump administration has also criticized Syrian President Bashar Assad, citing his human rights record.

Then-Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonPompeo working to rebuild ties with US diplomats: report NYT says it was unfair on Haley curtain story Rubio defends Haley over curtains story: Example of media pushing bias MORE said in January that "total withdrawal" would allow Assad to "continue brutal treatment of his own people." 

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