Trump keeps contradicting the Pentagon about Syria’s oil – Business Insider

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to claim that the US was “keeping the oil” in northern Syria, weeks after the US abruptly withdrew, and then deployed additional troops into the region to safeguard the natural resource.”So, we want to worry about our things,” Trump added. “We’re keeping the oil, we have the oil, the oil is secure, we left troops behind only for the oil.”But Trump’s sole justification for deploying US troops to Syria, taken at face-value, have conflicted with the Pentagon’s.Trump’s rhetoric and statements to “make a deal with an ExxonMobil … to go in there” and “spread the wealth” have raised alarms with lawmakers and former diplomats.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to claim that the US was “keeping the oil”
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