US Senator John McCain Blames Racist Trump For “Emboldening Putin,. Assad And Iran” In Syrian Chemical Attack On “Children”

U.S. Senator McCain watches his colleagues speak during news conference following their tour of the Arizona-Mexico border in Nogales
 Republican Sen. John McCain said Sunday that President Donald Trump’s comments that the US military would leave Syria “very soon” had emboldened Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, resulting in the reported chemical weapons attack Saturday that killed dozens of the country’s civilians.Syria The Survivors
“President Trump last week signaled to the world that the United States would prematurely withdraw from Syria,” the Arizona senator said in a statement. “Bashar Assad and his Russian and Iranian backers have heard him, and emboldened by American inaction, Assad has reportedly launched another chemical attack against innocent men, women and children, this time in Douma.”
The statement from the hawkish chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee came hours after Trump tweeted that there would be a “big price to pay” for an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. Trump’s tweets pinned blame for the situation there on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support for Assad and former US President Barack Obama’s past policy in the war-torn nation.
Several lawmakers reacted Sunday to the alleged use of chemical weapons by Assad’s forces and the President’s tweets.
House Speaker Paul Ryan issued a statement on Twitter condemning the attack and calling for the US to lead “an international effort to hold the Assad regime and Russia accountable for their actions.”
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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