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Trump Demonstrates How ‘Sanctions Work Better than Fighting’

Oct. 16, 2019 (EIRNS)—In a very feisty press conference today, in the form of a discussion in front of press with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Washington on a state visit, President Donald Trump made frank comments to the effect that the U.S. would not be drawn into any further fighting or wars for other nations. President Trump delivered, in a deadly serious, thoughtful manner, these comments as his policy:

“Sanctions work better than fighting.” Speaking of one war, he said, “But we were supposed to be there for 30 days; we stayed for 10 years. ... Actually, a couple of the Democrats—I won’t say which ones—but a couple of the more competent Democrats actually understood what I was doing and what the plan is.

“But, really, the plan is to get out of endless wars, to bring our soldiers back home, to not be policing agents all over the world.  If you look at other countries—Russia, China—they don’t have countries to take care of.  We have ... close to 90 countries, in one form or another.  We’re in 90 countries all over the world....

“So I view the situation on the Turkish border with Syria to be, for the United States, strategically brilliant.  Our soldiers are out of there.  Our soldiers are totally safe. ... Syria is protecting the Kurds. ... Every player hates ISIS. ... Syria more than us.  Russia more than us. ... They can handle it, and they should handle it.  We can fight our own battles on our own territories.”

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