Sean Spicer said the President would only send troops and money into a country if it benefitted the US economically as well as on the national security front.
The already controversial press secretary, said: “The president is very clear he will work with any country that shares our interest in defeating ISIS, not just the national security front but on the economic front.
“If we can work with someone to create better economic access and spread economic growth and allow US small businesses and companies to…”
If there’s a way we can combat ISIS with any country, with Russia or anyone else, and we have a shared national interest in that, then sure we’ll take it
He added: “If there’s a way we can combat ISIS with any country, with Russia or anyone else, and we have a shared national interest in that, then sure we’ll take it.
Mr Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer said the president would work with Russia to defeat ISIS
“He’s been very clear throughout the campaign that he is committed to making sure America, the American people, the American taxpayer, sees some benefit and ensure our interests overseas, are not just sending blank cheques, that we’re doing something that either protects America or is in our economic interest.”
Mr Spicer was leading his first press conference of President Trump’s first working week in office after the TV personality’s inauguration on Friday.
He also spoke about the President meeting with CEOs from the manufacturing business earlier today as Mr Trump ploughs ahead to “make America great again”.
Since officially becoming president on Friday, the billionaire businessman has wasted no time in reversing many of his predecessor Barack Obama’s policies.
Earlier this afternoon he withdrew the United States from the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement signed by 11 other countries, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.
The agreement had been a major trade goal of Mr Obama’s eight-year leadership and covered 40 per cent of the world economy.
The move has left Eurocrats fearing Mr Trump will now repeal the beleaguered Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the European Union (EU).
However, Britain has been bumped to the front of the trade queue, with Theresa May to be the first world leader to meet the new President this Friday.