Donald Trump: ISIS terrorist group has been ‘wiped out’
President Donald Trump met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in New York Monday night at the United Nations headquarters, as the UN General Assembly opens its 2018-2019 session.
During the meeting, President Trump praised al-Sisi for Egypt’s role in the broader war on terrorism, and touted what he described as the near-complete destruction of the Islamic terror group ISIS in Syria.
“If you look at various parts of the Middle East, you look at Syria, we’ve wiped out ISIS,” Trump said. “We’re in the very final throes. But you have really been outstanding. And we will work with you, and we will go all the way.”
Trump said the Egyptian president had done an “outstanding job” in combating radical Islamic terrorism.
“I want to congratulate you on doing an outstanding job with respect to terrorism. I know you’re working very hard on that. It’s not easy. And you’re at the forefront. But you’ve done an outstanding job, and I just want to congratulate you.”
President Trump also met with French President Emmanuel Macron in New York, and is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the United Nations Wednesday morning.