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We had a great lunch. We talked about Syria. And he told me some things I didn't know that made me feel a lot better about where we're headed in Syria. He promised to destroy ISIS. He's going to keep that promise, we're not there yet. But as I said today, we're inside the 10 yard line, and the President understands the need to finish the job.
00:00:30
He's worried about Iranian influence and the potential dangers to Israel from having a superhighway from Beirut to Tehran in terms of delivering weapons into Lebanon. And he will be talking to Turkey about making sure we don't have a war between the Turks and our allies the Kurds. So I like what I heard.
00:00:51
We still have some differences. But I will tell you that the President is thinking long and hard about Syria. How to withdraw our forces but at the same time achieve our national security interest. So on multiple fronts the President's in a good mood, and he feels like he's gotta deliver on the promise of securing our border.
00:01:13
And he's very open minded about combining wall funding with other things to make it a win win for the country.