The White House reacted strongly against Sen. John McCain’s insinuation that President Trump was responsible for the devastating chemical attack in Syria that’s horrified the world.
The anti-Trump senator penned a long piece Sunday accusing Trump of riling up Syrian dictator Bashir al Assad by threatening to withdraw U.S. forces from the region. He claims that Trump’s word triggered an explosive response from Assad.
A liberal reporter tried to suggest the same thing during a White House press briefing.
“Look we’re still there. And I think that it is outrageous to say that the President of the United States green lit something as atrocious as the actions that have taken place,” press secretary Sarah Sanders retorted…
“The only individuals who played a part don’t reside in this country..And I think we’ve made very clear who we think is responsible for these attacks. And to try to conflate that, and make this on any part, in blame on this president is absolutely ridiculous.”
McCain’s attack was completely out of line. Assad and his henchman are the only people who bear responsibility for the attack. Or you might believe Russia and think that the incident was a false flag attack or an elaborate ruse. Whatever version you swallow, Trump’s commitment to bringing the troops home has nothing to do with it.
“The president wants to bring our troops home after we complete the mission to eradicate ISIS in Syria,” Sanders said.
“At the same time, he wants to make sure Assad is deterred from chemical weapons attacks on innocent civilians… Signaling we want to remove our troops in no way degrades our ability to hold parties responsible.”
It’s clear that the tragedy deeply affected Trump.
“This is about humanity. We’re talking about humanity, and it can’t be allowed to happen,” he stated Monday.
(Source: Daily Mail)