Apr 11, 2017

Trump: Obama should have done what I did in Syria

Alex Brandon / AP

Donald Trump has discussed Syria in an interview with Fox Business. Here's an early excerpt:

We're not going into Syria. But when I see people using horrible, horrible chemical weapons, which they agreed not to use under the Obama administration, but they violated it.... What I did should've been done by the Obama administration a long time before I did it. And you would've, I think Syria would've been a lot better off than it has been.

Per Fox News, Trump also called Assad an "evil person" and an animal in the interview.

Flashback: Trump was a vocal opponent of strikes in Syria in 2013.

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