Has respected role of US President turned into a lying mob boss? | Trump admits he wanted to assassinate Assad in 2017
Has the globally respected role of US President been turned into one of a lying mafia boss?
US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wanted to assassinate Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in 2017, after denying ever contemplating it in 2018.
US President Donald Trump contradicted his answer to reporters in 2018 when he said on Tuesday he wanted to assassinate Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in 2017 but that his then-secretary of defense Jim Mattis opposed the operation.
“I would have rather taken him out. I had him all set,” Trump told the morning show Fox & Friends.
“Mattis didn’t want to do it. Mattis was a highly overrated general, and I let him go.”
The revelations support revelations that came out in 2018 when Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward published his book “Fear: Trump in the White House” and which the president denied at the time.
Trump was reportedly mulling assassinating Assad after the US accused the Syrian president of launching a chemical attack on civilians in April 2017.
The US leader said American forces should “go in” and “kill” Assad, Woodward reported in his book.
The journalist — famous for uncovering the 1970s Watergate scandal that brought down president Richard Nixon — wrote that Mattis told Trump he would “get right on it” but returned with plans for a more limited airstrike.
Trump told Fox he did not regret the decision not to target Assad, saying he “could have lived either way with that.”
“I considered him certainly not a good person, but I had a shot to take him out if I wanted and Mattis was against it,” Trump said.
“Mattis was against most of that stuff.”
Americans need to reflect and ask themselves if they are happy to see the role of their globally respected US President, the leader of the free world and champion of democracy being turned into that of a lying mafia boss?
How about a president that can justify assassinating the president of another country just because he thought “he is not a good person”.
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