Should he stay true to his current opinion, it’s certain that Mr. Trump will follow a different policy than Obama, who for the last 5 years has followed a policy in Syria supporting terrorist groups.
In an exclusive interview with the “Wall Street Journal” American President-elect Donald Trump stated that as far as American policy on Syria, his opinion runs contrary to many in the U.S, as he believes that the previous American administration was “fighting Syria, Syria is fighting ISIS, and you have to get rid of ISIS. Russia is now totally aligned with Syria, and now you have Iran, which is becoming powerful, because of us, is aligned with Syria.” Trump had also said in an interview with American daily “The New York Times” last March that “Our far greater problem is not Assad, it’s ISIS.”
Moreover, Trump has also stated that the United States should now focus its energy on defeating ISIS, and on finding common ground between the United States on the one hand, and Syria and Russia on the other, declaring that his priority in Syria is the destruction of ISIS, not the removal of Assad from power, going on to say that if the United States were to attack Assad, "we end up fighting Russia, fighting Syria."
Assad’s Media Consultant, Buthayna Shaaban, had previously stated that President Assad is ready to cooperate with President-elect Trump, saying that through this election, “the American people has sent a very important message to the World.”
Seeing that Trump has changed his opinions on various issues repeatedly throughout the presidential election, it’s entirely possible that he would also change his mind again on the US’s policy on Syria and the Middle East, but should he stay true to his current opinion, it’s certain that he’ll follow a different policy than Obama, who for the last 5 years has followed a policy in Syria supporting terrorist groups [the “moderate opposition” as they called it] against President Assad on the one hand, and cooperating with terrorist groups fighting ISIS on the other.
In other News, one of Trump’s main advisors on national security, retired Lt. General Michael T. Flynn, had mentioned in an article he wrote in “The Hill”, that the U.S must extradite Fathullah Gulen from his exile, and back to Turkey, where the Erdogan government has accused him of plotting the coup attempt that took place this past Summer.