"We are backing rebels — we don’t know who the rebels are," Trump explained on Wednesday night. "If they ever did overthrow Assad… you may very well end up with worse than Assad."
Assad has proven tougher than the United States ever thought while Russian President Vladimir Putin has outsmarted Clinton and the Obama administration every step of the way.
Clinton, for her part, claimed a no-fly zone should be implemented over Aleppo if its purpose is clearly communicated to Russia.
Aleppo has been engulfed in a heavy fighting since the forces of the legitimate Syrian government of President Bashar Assad began a major offensive on the rebel-held eastern districts of the city following the collapse of the ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States in early September.