Former White House Deputy Sebastian Gorka on “Fox & Friends” Friday assessed President Donald Trump’s Syria strategy and said the president is not an interventionist.
“It’s the Trump model. He is not interventionist,” Gorka said. “He doesn’t believe in massive amounts of U.S. Troops deployed around the world.”
“We will keep a presence, in my opinion. The Trump model for wherever we have some interest is to have a very light footprint. A small footprint and then get others engaged,” Gorka continued.
“I know the National Security Council is negotiating with Saudi Arabia, with UAE for them to stump up a lot of money to train the resistance. To train the anti-Assad forces and to stabilize that area.”
“Don’t worry; we’re not going to see Iran com in and exploit it as they did after Obama pulled our troops out of Iraq,” he added.
Trump’s concern lies with ending the bloodshed and has less to do with removing Syrian dictator Basha al-Assad, Gorka said.
“It’s not about getting Assad out,” Gorka concluded. “The only objective that the president has had since the beginning, since January the 20th, is to stop the mass blood shed. This is a civil war that’s been going on for seven years now. Estimates of half a million people killed. Women and children. It’s to stop the blood shed.”
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