President Donald Trump has blamed Barack Obama for the recent chemical attack in Syria.In 2012, Obama stated that he had drawn a “red line” at the use of chemical weapons which he told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad not to cross the line. Assad ended up using chemical weapons on his own people and, Obama decided to try to negotiate instead.
Six years later, Trump has this to say:
If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2018
Representative Ted Lieu (D-Calif) fired back at Trump on Twitter.
Dear @realDonaldTrump: Remember when you launched cruise missiles at a largely empty field in Syria? That unconstitutional act didn't do very much. Remember when you said last week that US is leaving Syria in six months?
So what is your plan? You're the President now. Remember? https://t.co/Va3ls7QI4m
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 8, 2018
Trump is not new to just making militaristic claims while also having no idea what he’s talking about. He wants to leave Syria as soon as possible, but also wants to stay to make sure ISIS is eradicated. He wants to bomb empty airfields and yell on Twitter, but not make any big changes.