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Trump Says Keeping Syrian Refugees In Region Is 'Best Way To Help Most People'

President Trump stood beside Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Rose Garden on Tuesday and said the United States is helping by supporting refugees' needs close to home.

In a joint Rose Garden press conference Tuesday, President Trump stood beside Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and said the United States is helping Syrian refugees by supporting their needs close to home.

"Our approach supporting the humanitarian needs of displaced Syrian citizens as close to their home country as possible is the best way to help most people." Trump said.

In April the State Department new funding in response to the Syrian crisis, with $167 million going to Lebanon in support of Syrian refugees, totaling $1.4 billion since the start of the conflict.

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