Sen. John McCain tore into President Trump Sunday, blaming him for inciting the devastating chemical attack that recently ravaged a Syrian city. McCain blames the president for announcing his intention to withdraw from Syria within a few months.
“President Trump last week signaled to the world that the United States would prematurely withdraw from Syria… Bashar Assad and his Russian and Iranian backers have heard him, and emboldened by American inaction, Assad has reportedly launched another chemical attack,” McCain said
“Initial accounts show dozens of innocent civilians, including children, have been targeted by this vicious bombardment designed to burn and choke the human body and leave victims writhing in unspeakable pain.”
It’s not the first time that Syrian President Bashir al Assad has been accused of resorting to chemical weapons. It’s misguided to blame Trump. The current administration has made definitive strides toward ending the conflict. It would be more appropriate to blame President Obama.
McCain hasn’t exactly been Trump’s biggest fan, however. It’s not surprising that the senator is grabbing an opportunity to blast him.
“President Trump was quick to call out Assad today, along with the Russian and Iranian governments, on Twitter. The question now is whether he will do anything about it,” McCain snarked.
“The President responded decisively when Assad used chemical weapons last year. He should do so again, and demonstrate that Assad will pay a price for his war crimes… To be sure, President Trump inherited bad options after years of inaction by his predecessor in Syria.”
The vile chemical attack should be denounced by Washington politicians. McCain, however, is politicizing the tragedy. He wants people to doubt President Trump’s judgment. He couldn’t get elected himself and he can’t stand to see Trump living in the White House.
President Trump indicated that he was considering how the U.S. should respond to the attack in Syria.
(Source: Daily Mail)