Trump showed what a weak president he is when he was asked by the White House press pool about Syria and removing Assad, “I guess he’s running things, so I guess something should happen there.”Under Donald Trump, American leadership and courage have been replaced by “I guess.”
Here’s Trump’s full answer on Syria via the White House press pool traveling with Trump on the way to Florida as provided to PoliticusUSA:
Asked about whether Assad should step down, the president said: “I think what happened in Syria is a disgrace to humanity, and he’s there, and I guess he’s running things, so I guess something should happen.”
“What Assad did is terrible. What happened in Syria is truly one of the egregious crimes, and it shouldn’t have happened. And it shouldn’t be allowed to happen.”
“I don’t want to say what I’m going to be doing with respect to Syria,” POTUS said, when pressed on what specific steps he might take.
Trump’s answer is exactly Putin was hoping for when he helped Trump win the election. Trump has weakened America. The moral voice in response to a horrific chemical attack by the Assad regime in Syria coming from the United States can’t be an I guess. America doesn’t I guess when it comes to atrocities. America is supposed to lead.
Sec. of State Rex Tillerson talked tough to reporters about Syria being responsible for the chemical attack, but it doesn’t matter if the President Of The United States is only capable of projecting ignorance, uncertainty, and weakness.
President Obama tried to get the US to lead and act in response to Assad, but Republicans in Congress would not even consider legislation to authorize him to use force. Donald Trump guesses that something should be done.
Trump’s answer typified the weakness of his administration.
Putin wanted Trump to win for a reason, and we are seeing that reason play out before our very eyes on the issue of Syria.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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