President Donald Trump said he was “worried” about the war in the Middle East and urged Americans to “be very, very concerned.”
In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Trump also said he did not want to have to do that.
“We’ve got to be very, strong, very, careful about how we treat people.
You know, we’ve been here long enough to have been at this,” Trump said.
“We’ve always been very strong.
We’ve always done it, and we’re not going to be doing it again.
We’re going to do what we do.
We have to.
We can’t have another war.”
Trump said he wanted to be able to “give a voice to the troops and give them the support that they need to be successful in the future.”
The president also said the U.S. was facing a “very, very big problem.”
“We have a lot of problems.
We will solve them, we’re going, but we’re doing it much more quickly than we did before.
And we’re really having to be much, much more focused than we’ve ever been,” he said.”
This is not going away,” Trump added.
“It’s just a matter of when.”
Trump made his comments during a joint appearance at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. The president spoke about the U-turn he took after declaring in January that U.N. forces would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of this year.
The U.K.-led coalition has since pushed on, leading to a U.A.E.-led withdrawal of troops by the U and NATO.
Trump was asked if he thinks the U of A-led U.P. will be able “to pull out all troops” in the next year, and he replied that the U will do it “very soon.”
“It will be very soon, yes,” Trump told Bash.
“They’re going into Afghanistan.
They’re going back into Iraq.
And they’re going all over the world.
They have to pull out.
But they’re getting very, much stronger and much stronger.”
The White House did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.