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Mike Pompeo: Trump Evaluating 'Data, Facts' on Syria Policy

(Fox Business "Mornings With Maria"/YouTube)

By    |   Wednesday, 16 October 2019 10:14 PM

Before boarding a flight to Turkey to negotiate a Syria "ceasefire" with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Donald Trump's foreign policy is ever evolving upon new "data and facts."

"My experience with the president is he makes decisions and then absorbs data and facts, evaluates situations, if we need to adjust our policy to achieve our goals in which the president is always very focused on," Pompeo told Fox Business' "Mornings With Maria."

"What's the objective? What is it really truly we're trying to achieve?"

Pompeo said President Trump had "made the right decision in the moment" to get American troops out of the way hours before Turkey's planned incursion.

"Considering we were going to have NATO on NATO fighting, the president made the right decision in the moment to get American forces out of the way," Pompeo told host Maria Bartiromo.

Erdogan told the U.S. of his plan, which the Trump administration advised was a bad one and warned of consequences. After the incursion and the resulting violence in northern Syria, the administration is reserving judgment to change its approach, according to Pompeo.

"If we conclude that we need to adjust our policy to achieve those goals, I'm confident that the team will make that recommendation, and the president will move in that direction if he concludes it's the right thing to do to make sure that we protect America," he told Bartiromo.

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Before boarding a flight to Turkey to negotiate a Syria "ceasefire" with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Donald Trump's foreign policy is ever evolving upon new "data and facts."
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