Reports of chemical weapons being used in Syria have circulated the internet in the last few days. Tragic videos and photos of children gasping for air after toxic attacks have broken hearts internationally. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley denounced these heinous acts at a United Nations meeting. Now the President is commenting on it as well.
On the severity of this attack President Trump said the following to a gaggle of reporters,
“That attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me. Big impact. That was a horrible, horrible thing, and I’ve been watching it and seeing it, and it doesn’t get any worse than that.”
His comments were made in the presence of King Abdullah of Jordan at a White House press conference on Wednesday afternoon. The King was visiting with the President on a press tour. When pushed about what he would do in retaliation for these attacks and how he would combat Syria he said,
“I’m not saying I’m doing anything one way or the other, but I’m certainly not going to be telling you.”
The President would say he was flexible about the approach he intends on using with this particular foreign policy concern. He was not shy about placing blame on the Obama administration for backing down on their declaration that chemical weapons usage was a “red line” not to be crossed.
Despite past promises to stay out of Syria’s business and that of Bashar Al-Assad, he has retracted his former sentiments saying,
“That crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line — many, many lines.”
The President understands full well the international crisis this poses and the threat to democracy it truly is. Children’s lives are at risk and they are the most vulnerable of all victims. The President will no doubt do everything in his power to ensure these human rights violations are prosecuted and that ISIS is exterminated off the face of the planet so that these abuses will never happen again.
This is what is in the best interest of not only Syrians but Americans. An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere and the President won’t stand for this ever.
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