At the end of a long, rambling answer nominally about the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Aleppo, Donald Trump just praised Bashar al-Assad—one of the principal perpetrators of that disaster—for, in his words, “fighting ISIS.”

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Just so we’re clear, here, the ongoing slaughter in Aleppo has nothing to do with ISIS—ISIS is not present in Aleppo—and Bashar al-Assad is a monster. Here’s Donald Trump’s own running mate, Mike Pence, saying the United States should use military force against Assad in last week’s vice presidential debate:

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