Donald Trump on Friday accused his GOP rivals of seeking to “start World War III over Syria” and suggested the U.S. let Russia take up the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
“They want to start World War III over Syria. Give me a break,” Trump said at the State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.
“You know Russia wants to get ISIS right. We want to get ISIS. Russia’s in Syria. Maybe we should let them do it?,” he continued. “Let them do it. What the hell are we crazy?”
Trump’s statements come as Russia builds up its forces in Syria to help embattled leader Bashar Assad take on ISIS. The U.S. is also leading a coalition against the terror group, but also opposes Assad’s regime and has urged him to relinguish power.