POTUS Trump: ‘We’re Not Going into Syria, Our Policy Hasn’t Changed’
In an exclusive interview with the New York Post, Trump discusses the United States’ role in Syria.
Tuesday, following numerous complaints that his aides have been giving out contradictory information regarding the situation in Syria and the President’s policy, POTUS Trump decided to be direct in his language on the topic. In an exclusive interview with the New York Post, Trump stated:
“We’re not going into Syria,” he told me in an exclusive interview. “Our policy is the same, it hasn’t changed. We’re not going into Syria.”
“Our big mission is getting rid of ISIS,” Trump said. “That’s where it’s always been. But when you see kids choking to death, you watch their lungs burning out, we had to hit him and hit him hard.”
Between those two comments, Trump also lambasted Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, calling him a “barbarian” and a “butcher”, pointing to his use of sarin gas on his own people. Trump clarified that last week’s missile strikes on a Syrian airbase was not the start of a campaign to remove the dictator.
President Trump’s humility was illustrated throughout the interview and he is quoted as having said:
“It’s very tough to give that final go ahead when you know you’re talking about human life,” he said. “We went back and forth and also back and forth about severity. We could have gone bigger in terms of targets and more of them, but we thought this would be the appropriate first shot.”
The fledgling President has taken great steps thus far to illustrate both his humility and his power and has shown his prowess in regards to deal-making following his recent meeting with President Xi of China.