Why Rad Trads Love TRUMP? Because TRUMP Refuses To Blame PUTIN For Syria Gas Attack! Blames Obama Instead!
TRUMP Refuses To Blame PUTIN For Syria Gas Attack Killing 82! Blames OBAMA InsteadThe White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate ReleaseApril 04, 2017
Statement from President Donald J. Trump
Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world. These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution. President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a “red line” against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing. The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this intolerable attack. Source
Evidence Is Mounting Against PUTIN:
BEIRUT — Russian officials blamed Syrian rebels on Wednesday for a chemical attack which killed scores of people, many of them women and children, and has been widely attributed to the Syrian government. The Russian claim — strongly denied by a rebel commander — reflects attempts by Moscow to shield its Syrian government allies after global condemnation for the attack that left victims gasping for breath and foaming at the mouth. The World Health Organization said Wednesday that the symptoms bore all the hallmarks of a chemical attack, possibly a banned nerve agent. Syrian forces also have used chlorine-based weapons. Syrian rebel commander Hasan Haj Ali told the Reuters news agency that the Russian assertion was “a lie,” saying the rebels didn’t have the capabilities to produce chemical weapons and there were no military positions in the area bombed, either. WP>>>>>>>
Russia denies = Putin Denies:
MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia denied on Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was to blame for a poison gas attack and said it would continue to back him, setting the Kremlin on course for its biggest diplomatic collision yet with Donald Trump's White House. Western countries, including the United States, blamed Assad's armed forces for a chemical attack which choked scores of people to death in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in a rebel-held area of northern Syria on Tuesday. Washington said it believed the deaths were caused by sarin nerve gas dropped by Syrian aircraft. But Moscow offered an alternative explanation that would shield Assad: that the poison gas belonged to rebels and had leaked from an insurgent weapons depot hit by Syrian bombs. The United States, Britain and France have proposed a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would pin the blame on Damascus. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia would argue its case blaming the rebels at the United Nations. "Russia and its armed forces will continue their operations to support the anti-terrorist operations of Syria's armed forces to free the country," Peskov told reporters. Source
On Air Force One - Trump Still Refusing To Blame PUTIN:
Q Mr. President, two questions. Do you think Assad should leave power? And will you discuss the Syria --
THE PRESIDENT: What Assad did is terrible. I think what happened in Syria is one of the truly egregious crimes and it shouldn’t have happened and it shouldn’t be allowed to happen.
Q Have you talked to Putin about this? Will you talk to the Russian president about what happened?
THE PRESIDENT: At some point, I may. I haven’t, but at some point I may.
Q Just to follow on that, though, do you think that Assad should leave power in Syria?
THE PRESIDENT: I think what happened in Syria is a disgrace to humanity. And he’s there, and I guess he’s running things, so something should happen.
Thanks, folks, I’ll see you in a little while.