Trump defends Middle East policy, says ISIS is under control

President Donald Trump speaks as he tours the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, on October 17, 2019. (AP) (AP

US President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his Middle East policy, as he comes under bipartisan criticism over his administration's move to withdraw US troops from northeast Syria and an agreement for a 120-hour pause to a Turkish incursion of the area.

“ISIS is totally under control and we’re continuing to capture more,” Trump said, He spoke at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a factory in Texas.

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