Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was asked to comment about President Obama sending troops to Syria by Jeremy Diamond, a CNN reporter. Trump slammed Obama’s decision to deploy fewer than 50 Special Operations forces on the ground in Syria, suggesting this strategy may not be effective.
“I think we have a president who just doesn’t know what he’s doing. You either do it or you don’t do it. Fifty people. He puts 50 people.”
Obama announced that he would deploy fewer than 50 Special Operations forces to Syria, which came two years after Obama said unequivocally “I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria.”