Why did President Truman refuse Hos requests for help against the French?

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President Truman refused Ho Chi Minh's request for help against the French because Truman viewed France as a vital ally in the struggle against the spread of communism in postwar Europe. He also was unwilling to back the Vietminh because of Ho's Communist Party connections.
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Why did President Truman support the French agaisnt the Vietnamese after 1950?

This time frame was the start of the Cold War and the birth of the Dominoe Theory. Truman provided financial support in the amount of about 45 million dollars. Genuine support