Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, spoke with the Morning Joe crew at MSNBC, and revealed his foreign policy platform on dealing with Islamic State terrorists.
“I would knock the hell out of them,” Trump told Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations. “I would put boots on the ground” because “we have to take them out and we have to take them out strongly.”
The other aspect of Trump’s plan? Taking their oil.
Trump explained that ISIS terrorists have vast amounts of wealth due to their oil supplies. His plan would be to target those areas to cut off their funding.
It would be “cutting off a big portion of their money source,” he analyzed.
What would he do next?
“Take the oil for our country,” Trump stated rather succinctly. “I just take the oil.”
Check out The Donald’s ISIS strategy below…
Here is the full transcript of the segment:
HAASS: “Donald, let’s continue with policy for a second. What is your approach to ISIS in both Iraq and Syria? How seriously do you take it and what would be the outlines of your approach?”
TRUMP: “Well, I take it very serious because these are mad people. These are people that have to be taken seriously. Again, I didn’t want to go into Iraq in 2004 and we went there so now we totally knocked out the balance. What we’ve done in the Middle East is incredible. It’s incredible. But when you have people going around cutting off Christians’ heads and everyone else’s head and saying what they’re saying and doing what they’re doing, it’s incredible. We have to take them out and we have to take them out strongly. You know, Joe and Mika can tell you Richard –”
HAASS: “From your position, taking them out strongly, would that involve a potential reintroduction of U.S. ground forces (indecipherable)?”
TRUMP: “Let me tell you what I would do. I would — they have great money because they have oil. They have much oil. I would — every place where they have oil, I would knock the hell out of them and I would put so – I would boots on the ground in those areas. I would take the oil. Because what you’re doing is you’re cutting off a big portion of their money source. The other part of their money source, by the way, happens to be banks. Money is flowing in through banks in Saudi Arabia and other places. You have to cut that off. But I would knock out the source of their wealth, the primary source of their wealth which is oil. In order to do that, you would have to put — I would knock the hell out of them but I would put a ring around it and take the oil for our country. I just take the oil.”
Comment: Do you support Donald Trump’s plan to put boots on the ground and take the oil from ISIS to use for our own country?