Thursday, February 9, 2017
Trump Doubles Down On Comment that US Should Have Kept Iraq’s Oil: "Maybe We'll Have Another Chance"
What is President Trump planning?
Trump today doubled down on his comments that the U.S. should have taken oil from the Middle East during its wars there.
“We’ve spent $6 trillion … in the Middle East,” Trump said during a meeting with airline executives at the White House. “We’ve got nothing. We’ve got nothing. We never even kept a small, even a tiny oil well. Not one little oil well. I said, ‘Keep the oil.’”
"We have an obsolete plane system, we have obsolete airports, we have obsolete trains, we have bad roads,” he said. “We're gonna change all of that, folks. You're gonna be so happy with Trump. I think you already are.”
“If we kept the oil, you probably wouldn’t have ISIS, because that’s where they made their money in the first place, so we should have kept the oil,” Trump said. “But, okay, maybe we’ll have another chance.”
(via The Hill)
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