The Trump administration is using the terror group as a “political football” and using ISIS as a proxy war, President Donald Trump said Friday.
In a series of statements posted on Twitter, the president used a video of the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as a basis for his claims that the United States and its allies are winning the war against ISIS.
“This is the first war between the U.S. and ISIS, and this is a battle we are winning,” Trump said.
“We will take back our country and we will take care of our people, and we are going to win.”
Trump, who has repeatedly attacked the media, claimed that ISIS fighters are “killing Americans” in Iraq and Syria and are planning attacks in the United Kingdom and other countries.
“The war in Iraq is a disaster, and it is a victory for the terrorists, and the war in Syria is a win for the rebels, and I think we are also winning,” he said.
The president also used the video to call for an end to the “war on drugs” and to say the war on terror has failed, adding that the U.”has not had a successful war against radical Islamic terrorism since the Vietnam War.”
The president is also referring to the U, which has said that the group is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans and that it has “killed tens of thousands” of them.
He is referring to ISIS, which declared itself an Islamic state in 2014.
The group is also known as ISIL or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
On Thursday, Trump announced that the Department of Homeland Security would deploy 1,500 additional National Guard troops to the West Coast, which is home to about half of the U’s 3.5 million registered immigrants.
He said he would also order additional border patrol agents to patrol the U.-Mexico border.
The number of people who have died in the conflict between the White House and ISIS has topped 5,000, but the U has acknowledged that some of those deaths are “likely the result of mistaken identity or misidentification.”