Trump says potential ISIS escapees will 'be escaping to Europe'
By Brett Samuels - 10/09/19 06:19 PM EDT
President Trump on Wednesday said he's not concerned about ISIS prisoners potentially escaping as the U.S. vacates northern Syria, claiming the escapees would end up Europe.
Trump was asked in the Roosevelt Room of the White House about the potential threat of an ISIS resurgence, should its fighters escape once the U.S. leaves the region.
"Well theyâ€™re going to be escaping to Europe. Thatâ€™s where they want to go. They want to go back to their homes," Trump said.
"But Europe didn't want them from us," he added. "We could've given it to them. They could've had trials they could've had whatever they wanted. But as usual, it's not reciprocal."