GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says Russia will have to deal with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) sooner or later because the threat posed by the radical Islamic group is closer to its border.
Trump took fire from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) Sunday for saying that Russia would take care of ISIS, but he doubled down in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.
“They don’t want ISIS going into Russia either. So they’re not bombing them yet,” he said.
U.S. officials say Russian airstrikes have targeted U.S.-backed rebels, but Trump said it’s only a matter of time before Russia’s powerful military begins to focus on ISIS for fear it could sponsor terrorism in Moscow.
Trump said the United States should stay out of Syria and let the violent conflict shake out on its own.
“This does not sound like me very much, but I want to sit back and I want to see what happens,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.”
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