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Sarah Sanders Gets Schooled By ‘Fox & Friends’ Host Over Trump’s Decision To ‘Re-found’ ISIS

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders got more than she bargained for when she went on Fox News on Friday to defend president Trump’s decision to pull US troops from Syria.

During the interview, “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade told Sanders that Trump had “re-founded ISIS” and was giving Russia “a big win” with his decision.

“He also is doing exactly what he criticized President Obama for doing. He said President Obama is the founder of ISIS,” Kilmeade pointed out. “He just refounded ISIS because they have 30,000 men there and they are already striking back with our would-be evacuation. The president is really on the griddle with this.”

Sanders disagreed with Kilmeade.

“The idea that the president has had anything to do with helping ISIS reemerge is absolutely outrageous,” she said.

“Leaving is helping,” Kilmeade said. “Leaving is helping.”

Sanders responded that Trump would “destroy” ISIS.

“If ISIS wants to pick a fight with somebody, they sure as heck don’t want to pick one with Donald Trump because he will destroy them and defeat them,” Sanders said. “He’s made that extremely clear.”

Sanders said that U.S. forces have “wiped out 99 percent of ISIS in Syria.”

Kilmeade responded that the “word on the ground” among U.S. military is different from what the White House claims.

The hosts then abruptly wished Sanders a “Merry Christmas” and ended the segment.

Trump announced the decision to pull troops from the country on Wednesday.

Defense Secretary James Mattis, who disagreed with the decision, on Thursday said he would resign.

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