French President Emanuel Macron scolded President Donald Trump who offered to send some captured ISIS fighters (from Syria) to France.
Trump made his sarcastic offer during a joint press conference:
We have a tremendous amount of captured fighters, ISIS fighters over in Syria, and they’re all under lock and key, but many are from France, many are from Germany, the UK. They’re mostly from Europe … would you like some nice ISIS fighters? I can give them to you. You can take every one you want.
Macron quickly schooled Trump:
Let’s be serious. The very last numbers of fighters on the ground are the fighters coming from Syria, from Iraq.
It is true that you have foreign fighters coming from Europe, but this is a tiny minority of the overall problem we have … second, some of the foreign fighters are being in Iraq because of the — we have a humanitarian approach for children. very organized. and we’ll have a case-by-case approach.
But we need to finish war against ISIS and don’t make any mistakes. The number one problem are not the foreign fighters. This is the ISIS fighters in the regiment and you have more and more of these fighters due to the situation today.
(Source: NBC News via Twitter)