Spicer: Getting China to Side with Us on Syria Is a ‘Huge Diplomatic Victory’
SPICER: "There’s a lot to unpack in that one little phrase. I think you saw starting last week, the president had the president of Egypt, King Abdullah and then met with President Xi, and then conducting a strike in Syria. We really reasserted that United States plays in prominence in the fight against ISIS and the conflict that’s going on in Syria that largely one plays in the world community and buys partisan here at home. What that also did as those relationships that he built at Mar-a-Lago over those two days with President Xi. You saw Russia's stand today with the United States because of the relationship that I think he -- and the arguments or persuasiveness of this president and really isolate Russia in their stance was Syria. Syria continues to find itself in its actions in a very small group of folks and mostly states aside from Russia that are failed states. Ending the victory today of getting in China to decide this is a huge diplomatic victory to this president and for our country."