Assad is a butcher and a barbarian, but US won’t go into Syria: Donald Trump
United States President Donald Trump cleared the air about whether the US would not go into Syria. The statement comes amidst complaints that his aides are saying different things about Syria.
Speaking to the New York Post, President Trump was critical of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, calling him ‘a butcher’ and ‘a barbarian’ for using sarin gas on his own people. “Having said that, last week’s missile strike was not the start of the campaign to oust the dictator. Our big mission is to get rid of ISIS,” said President Trump. “That’s where it’s always been. But when you see kids choking to death, you watch their lungs burning out, we had to hit him and hit him hard.”
He called the attack, which involved 59 cruise missiles fired from two Navy destroyers, “an act of humanity.”
While speaking of Russia, Trump added that while the US wasn’t exactly on the same wavelength with Russia, he hoped for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s cooperation.
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