Obama Says ISIS Is Contained Friday Morning on Good Morning America Hours Before Paris Terror Attacks


Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff talks with Jake Tapper about the threat from ISIS.

President Barack Obama declared ISIS was “contained” in an interview with George Stephanopolous, a day before simultaneous attacks were allegedly carried out by ISIS attackers in six locations in Paris. The attackers killed at least 140 people dead. The Obama interview was broadcast Friday morning on Good Morning America just hours before the Paris attacks.

“I don’t think they’re gaining strength. From the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria they’ll come in, they’ll leave. But you don’t see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.”

— President Barack Obama

In an interview with George Stephanopolous on “Good Morning America,” Obama claimed that ISIS was not gaining strength and that “we have contained them.”

“We’ve always understood that our goal has to be militarily constraining ISIL’s capabilities, cutting off their supply lines, cutting off their financing,” Obama said.

When Stephanopolous suggested ISIS was gaining strength, Obama countered …

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos sits down with the president, who claims he doesn’t think ISIS is gaining strength.

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