With a litany of criminal investigations looming over his administration and various associates, Trump sought to link the country's strong economic growth of late with what he said was the danger of "ridiculous partisan investigations".
"It should be formally announced sometime next week that we will have 100 percent of the caliphate", Trump said.
"We are now making it clear to China that after years of targeting our industries, and stealing our intellectual property, the theft of American jobs and wealth has come to an end", Trump said in his annual State of the Union address.
US Defence officials believe many fighters have fled to ungoverned spaces and other pockets in the north and west.
Syrian Democratic Forces and USA troops are seen during a patrol near Turkish border in Hasakah, Syria November 4, 2018.
Earlier on Tuesday, General Joseph Votel, head of the military's Central Command, warned that Islamic State would pose an enduring threat.
"Above all, friend and foe alike must never doubt this Nation's power and will to defend our people".
A Defense Department watchdog report released Monday says the Islamic State group "remains a potent force of battle-hardened and well-disciplined fighters that "could likely resurge in Syria" absent continued counterterrorism pressure".
Unlike his predecessor, Pompeo added, Trump has taken proactive measures to "take down the caliphate" and reduce the risk from ISIS and Russian Federation, the important players there, and is determined to allow the millions of displaced Syrians to return home in addition to reducing violence to help rebuild the country.
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In his State of the Union address, Trump contextualized his Iran policy by castigating the regime for its anti-Semitism.
In December, Trump tweeted, "We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency", later releasing a video where he said USA troops are "all coming back, and they're coming back now".
Trump reminded his nation that he unilaterally cancelled the 2015, multinational nuclear deal with Iran which promised financial relief to Tehran for giving up its alleged pursuit for nuclear weapons.
Melanie Nezer, senior vice president of public affairs for the agency, said in a statement that "Stories of Holocaust survivors are reminders that we should welcome the stranger and protect the refugee".
Trump announced in December that "all" USA forces would be leaving Syria "now".
But though Democrats have also criticized the president's move, about half of those in the Senate balked at signing onto the McConnell-led effort to rebuke him, fearing that a vote calling on Trump to leave troops in Syria and Afghanistan might be construed as an endorsement of endless war.
The Syrian Democratic Front is a Kurdish-led coalition of fighting forces that the USA military is helping to battle ISIS and other jihadist groups in Syria. The US and Iran are Iraq's two biggest allies. "They used the internet brilliantly but now it's not so brilliant and now the people on the Internet that used to look up to them and say how wonderful and brilliant they are [are] not thinking of them as being so brilliant because they've been decimated", he said.
Senate Republicans seldom buck Trump on anything, but they have become increasingly agitated lately over his administration's foreign policy.