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Here’s what Donald Trump would do about ISIS

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump reacts near the end of the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in ClevelandRepublican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump reacts near the end of the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland
Donald TrumpPhotograph by Brian Snyder — Reuters

For anyone who thinks Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy is all bluster and no policies, check out this: The Donald has told the world exactly how he’d deal with ISIS.

The plan is sure to please the neoconservatives in the Republican party: use force.

“I would knock out the source of their wealth, the primary source of their wealth, which is oil,” he told MSNBC. “I would knock the hell out of them, but I’d put a ring around it and I’d take the oil for our country.”

Prior to the interview on Morning Joe, the hosts also ran a clip of Trump talking in 1987 about how he thought the US should invade Iran and take their oil, while leaving the rest of the country.