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Trump Stays Silent on Anti-Daesh Fight, FBI Chief's Possible Resignation

© REUTERS / Jonathan ErnstRepublican US presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers remarks at a campaign event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. October 22, 2016.
Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers remarks at a campaign event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. October 22, 2016. - Sputnik International
Donald Trump gave his first major interview as US president on CBS’ 60 minutes show on Sunday. Speaking on the wide range of issues, he, however, preferred to remain silent on FBI director James Comey's possible resignation and next steps of the US in the fight against Daesh terrorist group in the Middle East.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Trump refused to reveal any concrete steps he plans to take to defeat Daesh.

“I’m not like the people going in right now and fighting Mosul and they announced it four months before they went into Mosul and everybody now is — it’s a tough fight because, number one, the people from the — leaders of ISIS have left. What do you — why do I have to tell you that?,” Trump said when asked about his strategy to defeat the militants.

Daesh, is a terrorist organization that is outlawed in the United States, Russia and other countries. It has captured vast territories in Iraq, Syria, and several other states, and claimed responsibility for numerous terror attacks around the world.

“I’m not gonna say anything. I don’t want to tell them anything. I don’t want to tell anybody anything,” Trump said on the possibility of having US troops on the ground.

Talking on Comey's possible resignation, Trump said he's not yet ready to comment.

"I think that I would rather not comment on that yet. I don’t — I haven’t made up my mind. I respect him a lot. I respect the FBI a lot… Well, there’s been a lotta leaking, there’s no question about that. But I would certainly like to talk to him. And see him. This is a tough time for him. And I would like to talk to him before I’d answer a question like that."

Trump won in the US presidential election, despite expectations that his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton would come first. The Republican secured more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win the US presidency. The inauguration will be held on January 20, 2017.

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