White House blames Syrian chemical weapons attack on Obama administration’s “weakness”

The White House responded to the chemical massacre in Idlib, in which more than 100 people were killed stating that Trump is worried, but that overthrowing Assad is unrealistic. White House spokesman Sean Spicer also blamed the previous US administration for today’s actions.
A person injured from the chemical weapons attack in Idlib Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

The White House responded for the first time regarding the Assad regime’s chemical weapons attack in Idlib, in which more than 100 people were murdered including children. White House spokesman Sean Spicer stated that US President Donald Trump is worried, but that overthrowing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is unrealistic. “These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the last administration’s weakness and irresolution,” Spicer said. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council announced that it will be convening an emergency meeting tomorrow concerning the deadly attack in Syria.

During a press conference this evening (Tuesday), Spicer blamed Assad for the massacre in Idlib and said that the event was “reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world.”

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“President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a ‘red line’ agains the use of chemical weapons and did nothing,” Spicer criticized, declining to note how the Trump administration plans on responding to the attack. However, he did state that Trump had spoken with his national security team about the issue.



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