that he’s destroyed her career such that she won’t be the Democratic
nominee he’ll face in 2020.
”I should have saved the Pocahontas thing for another year because I’ve destroyed her politica
l career and now I won’t get a chance to run against her and i would have loved
it,” he said. “I don’t want
to knock out all of the good stuff and end up with somebody that’s actually got talent, that would be bad.”
Trump also referenced his efforts to eradicate ISIS’ presence in Iraq, telling the CPAC audience that different gene
rals told him on his trip to Iraq that they could defeat the group in one week as opposed to two years.
”What I was told by a general who I had to fire, I said, ‘General, how long
before we get 100% of the ca
liphate?’ He said, ‘sir, two years.’ I said, ‘I can’t take it two years.’ And then I flew to Iraq,” Trum
p said. It was unclear to whom Trump was specifically referencing but former
Defense Secretary Gen. James M
attis resigned in December over disagreements with Trump over how to
pull troops out of Syria.
Trump said that while in Iraq, he asked generals there why it would take
two years to “knock off two or three or four
percent, which is what we had left.” He said that a general he called “Raisin’
Cain” then told him, “‘It won’t, sir, if we atta
ck them in a different manner, we can do it much faster … we can have it totally finished in one week.'”