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Graham Says Trump’s ‘Biggest Lie’ Is of Islamic State’s Defeat

  • Haley, Rubio among Republicans to rebuke Trump’s Syria move
  • Trump’s action marks a major change in foreign policy on Syria
U.S. soldiers gather around their military vehicles in eastern Syria in March.

U.S. soldiers gather around their military vehicles in eastern Syria in March.

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One of Donald Trump’s biggest defenders in Congress rebuked the president’s decision to step aside from Kurdish allies in Syria while Turkey’s military advances, saying it would result in the re-emergence of ISIS.

“ISIS is not defeated, my friend. The biggest lie being told by the administration is that ISIS is defeated,” Senator Lindsey Graham told “Fox and Friends” in a phone call Monday. “The Caliphate is destroyed, but there’s thousands of fighters” still there.