On Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis were attending a cabinet meeting to discuss military strategy against ISIS. Trump took some time to meet with the press and address the issue at hand.
“I want to thank General Mattis for doing such a great job with respect to ISIS. He's knocked the hell out of them. Of course, I've made it possible with what I've let you do, I think?”'
They both looked at each other and laughed. Mattis responded, “Yes, sir.”
Trump went on:
“But he has done a fantastic job, he and the military have done a fantastic job with ISIS. They're essentially knocked out of Syria, knocked out of Iraq; that's the good news. The bad news, they go all over the place. And I'll tell you where we don't want them. We don't want them here. We don't want them in our country. Tell them to stay wherever the hell they are. We don't want them coming back into our country.”
Trump finished his time with the press by wishing everyone a “Merry Christmas.”