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Trump: We spent $6T in Middle East and didn't even get a 'tiny oil well'

Trump: We spent $6T in Middle East and didn't even get a 'tiny oil well'

Jordan Fabian | The Hill -- 

President Trump on Thursday doubled down on his comments the U.S. should have taken oil from the Middle East during its wars there.

“We’ve spent $6 trillion … in the Middle East,” Trump said during a meeting with airline executives at the White House. “We’ve got nothing. We’ve got nothing. We never even kept a small, even a tiny oil well. Not one little oil well. I said, ‘Keep the oil.’”

The president argued the money would have been better spent on massive new infrastructure projects in the U.S.

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