Barack Obama was weak and inept when dealing with his dealing with Syria, according to President Donald Trump. Due to Obama’s lack of action with Assad, the Syrian dictator has been allowed to reign terror down on the Syrian people.
While condemning the chemical weapons attack in Syria, President Trump on Tuesday also hit predecessor Barack Obama.
“These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution,” Trump said in a written statement issued in the White House.
Trump referred to his predecessor’s decision against military action after another Syrian chemical attack in 2013, a year after Obama had declared that the use of chemical weapons would cross a “red line” triggering consequences.
In a rare public rebuke to a previous White House occupant, Trump stated that “President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a ‘red line’ against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing.”