Trump says date uncertain but wants full troop pullout from Afghanistan

"We're there 19 years and, yeah, I think that's enough."

Trump says date uncertain but wants full troop pullout from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday renewed his desire for a full military withdrawal from Afghanistan but added that he had not set a target date, amid speculation he might make ending America's longest war part of his re-election campaign.

“We're there 19 years and, yeah, I think that's enough… We can always go back if we want to,” Trump told a White House news conference.

Asked if the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 26 was a target, Trump said: “No. I have no target. But as soon as (is) reasonable. Over a period of time but as soon as reasonable.”

(Reporting by Jeff Mason and Phil Stewart; Editing by Dan Grebler)

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