Not because Trump's doing anything different than the other Presidents, but because he is the only one that is being honest about keeping the oil. So what else did Assad say in his interview. He said Erdogan is a thief. He specified that he's not calling him a name, but that he's been stealing factories and machinery, and now land as well. One has to admire Assad and the way he has been able to fight off the US, UK, Fr, KSA, Israel, Qatar and Jordan for so many years. One thing he said though that is puzzling considering how logical he is in the interview. He said Syria does not recognize Israel because they came out of no where and took over the land. But couldn't that be said about others as well? He tried to explain why Turkey is recognized as a country by Syria, even though they came out of no where and took over Anatolia. Then again, if we go even further back into history, didn't the Arabs come out of no where as well and take over the Middle East and N. Africa? In Turkey all the Christians were ethnically cleansed In the past 150 years, and more recently they were ethnically cleansed in Syria and Iraq by terrorists. Assad's logic is skewed by Islam - either that or there's politics at play here. Can he say differently and survive? It's a very long interview, but it is interesting and informative, that is if you have the patience.