Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says President Trump possesses “a powerful determination to defeat Daesh” (Daesh is a pejorative for ISIS)

“But more determination with President Trump than President Obama?” host Chris Wallace asked.

“Yes, I can see that determination,” Abadi said. “President Obama didn’t want to get involved in the first place. He wanted to just forget Iraq.”

Iraqi PM Abadi also mentioned that Iraqis are nationalists who don’t allow foreign gov’ts to meddle with them.

So why can Iraqis and other countries have self-determination and closed borders — but Americans can’t?!

The above video is just a segment of the interview. Watch the full chat here.

Iraqi PM Abadi also said “We are defeating them militarily. As a terrorist organization … they will try. So that’s where we need the efforts of others. Flush them out of Syria and other places.”

Iraqi PM Abadi reaffirmed total friendship between the U.S. and Iraq, and said they’ll continue to fight ISIS together.  Iraqi PM just met with the Trump administration in D.C. earlier this week.

Al-Abadi obviously respects President Donald J. Trump much more than he respected Obama.