According to New York Times:
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria called President-elect Donald J. Trump “a natural ally” in the struggle against terrorism,
This position—leaving Assad in place and focusing on fighting the Islamic State group (ISIS), in coordination with the Russians, if necessary—is precisely the one advocated by Trump during the 2016 campaign. “Trump has merely articulated what has been the U.S.’s actual policy” for at least a year and a half, says Landis. For perhaps the first time this year, that puts Obama and Trump in agreement on foreign policy. Both are skeptical of the neoconservative doctrine of democracy through regime change—and both agree that ISIS, not Assad, is the main threat to world (and American) security. Even Trump’s idea of fighting ISIS alongside Putin is Obama’s ; for months, Secretary of State John Kerry was discussing joint operations against the militants with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva.
But he said in this speech:
To all our friends and allies, I say America is going to be strong again. America is going to be a reliable friend and ally again.
This creates a bit of confusion. If he helps Assad beat Daesh, it would anger most US allies of the ME. Has he ever explained how he would tackle such situation (I mean, help Assad without angering ME allies of the US)?