President Donald Trump said Thursday the Islamic State group is “falling fast” ahead of a meeting with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the Pentagon.
Trump made the comments to reporters as he greeted Mattis ahead of their planned meeting.
Trump was at the Pentagon for a briefing with top military commanders, though no official agenda was released.
The meeting took place behind closed doors, but was expected to cover troop levels in Afghanistan, as well as the ongoing efforts to defeat the Islamic State terrorist group, also known as IS.
During his Pentagon visit, Trump also was expected to meet with service members at the military headquarters.