Trump says he will get Gulf states to pay for ‘safe zones’ in Syria
Stephanie Ebbs, ABC ‘News’, Feb 18 2017
Speaking at a campaign rally in Florida on Saturday evening, Pres Trump said he wants to establish “safe zones” in Syria and other places (ie Turkey – RB) instead of taking people into Pindostan, and that the Gulf states would pay for those safe zones, saying that “they have nothing but money.” Trump also continued his attacks on media organizations, labeling them “fake news” even as he continued to state information that is factually incorrect. Trump repeated claims that thousands of people have entered Pindostan without vetting, despite the fact that legal immigrants and refugees go through an extensive process before entering the country. Trump has previously mentioned the idea of “safe zones” but has not specified that Gulf states would pay for them. Trump said:
We’ve allowed thousands and thousands of people into our country and there was no way to vet those people, there was no documentation there was no nothing. So, we’re going to keep our country safe.
He did not elaborate on what the “safe zones” would be, but said people would be able to “stay there and live safely in their cities” until Syria is stabilized. He went on to say that “we want people that love us,” in Pindostan. In an interview with ABC News’ David Muir, Trump said that he would take action to block people with “evil intentions” from entering the country. Trump said in the interview in January:
I’m going to be the president of a safe country! We have enough problems! Now I’ll absolutely do safe zones in Syria for the people. I think that Europe has made a tremendous mistake by allowing these millions of people to go into Germany and various other countries, and all you have to do is take a look. It’s a disaster what’s happening over there.
Trump said he was a “NATO fan,” but his comments Saturday contrasted with those made by VP Pence this weekend. At the Munich Security Conference, Pence told Pindo vassals that Pindostan strongly supports the alliance with NATO.