Yesterday, Donald Trump spoke with right-wing radio host Michael Savage about his plan to take on ISIS, bragging that he came up with the U.S. plan to attack the group’s oil infrastructure, which he said only started “about two days ago.” (The U.S. has actually launched hundreds of attacks against the so-called Islamic State’s oil infrastructure since last August.)
“Does anybody say, ‘Thank you Donald?” he asked. “Nobody. I’ve been the only one.”
Savage went on to ask Trump what he believes is President Obama’s “real reason for flooding America with Muslims from Syria,” which Trump said was “hard to imagine.”
“Obviously some people think it’s evil intentions, I think it’s incompetence, regardless, a lot of people think it’s evil intentions,” Trump continued, before claiming that it is “very easy” for Muslims to enter the U.S. but “virtually impossible” for Christians.
Later in the program, Trump praised Russia’s intervention in Syria, claiming that “Russia’s been amazing in what they’re doing because they’re fighting to win.”
“I think it’s wonderful that they bomb ISIS and that it’s great,” Trump said, before hailing Putin for “really bombing the hell out of them.”
Of course, over 90 percent of Russian airstrikes in Syria have targeted anti-regime rebels rather than ISIS, and have, at times, even provided air cover for ISIS forces during their battles with rebel groups.