Appearing next to Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the White House, Trump said Assad must be held accountable for a chemical weapons attack this week in a pro-rebel area that reportedly killed dozens of people, many of them children. U.S. officials believe the Assad regime is likely behind the attack, which bore the hallmarks of nerve gas, though Damascus has denied responsibility.
Asked whether the attack violated a “red line” for him, Trump said that it “crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line.”
Trump would not specify what kind of response he would deliver to Syria’s government. “You will see. They will have a message. You will see what the message is,” he said.
But after calling the attack “an affront to humanity,” Trump suggested he was reconsidering his view that the United States should not work to remove Assad from power. “My attitude towards Syria and Assad has changed very much,” he said.http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/t ... ine-236933
Syria-watchers, including members of the United States Senate, reacted critically to statements by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley about the Trump administration’s position on the status of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
In Ankara on March 30, Tillerson commented that Assad’s long-term status “will be decided by the Syrian people.” On the same day, in New York, Haley stated “our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out.”http://www.newsweek.com/are-trump-and-t ... ook-578571 Let's not forget
“The only reason President Obama wants to attack Syria is to save face over his very dumb RED LINE statement,” Trump tweeted in September 2013, referring to Obama’s declaration the year before that Assad’s use of chemical weapons would cross a “red line” and trigger punitive U.S. action.
“Do NOT attack Syria, fix U.S.A.,” but
Today's chemical attack in Syria against innocent people including women and children is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world," Spicer said. "These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration's weakness and irresolution."
Syria, Shiites, Iran, Sunnis, ISIS and Russia. One hell of a party. Is Trump ready?