Donald Trump never seems to make up his mind. During his campaign last year, Trump criticized President Obama for not acting on the so-called red line that Syria crossed in 2012 when they attacked their own people with chemical weapons.
But back in 2013 Trump had a different view on the same subject, as he urged Obama not to act on the red-line.
The only reason President Obama wants to attack Syria is to save face over his very dumb RED LINE statement. Do NOT attack Syria,fix U.S.A.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2013
Now, after the recent chemical attacks on civilians, Trump decided to put the blame on Obama for the attacks.
“I think the Obama administration had a responsibility to solve the crisis a long time ago,” Trump said of his predecessor’s approach to the Syrian regime. “And when he didn’t cross that line in making the threat, I think that set us back a long ways not only in Syria but in many other parts of the world because it was a blank threat. I think it was something that was not one of our better days as a country.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper decided to share a few words about the president’s credibility for making such statement about Obama.
“Faulting President Obama, of course, for not acting against Assad after the red line threat is a perfectly legitimate criticism, but can President Trump credibly make it?”
Trump has now changed his tune on Syria, saying that the chemical attack “crossed a lot of lines.”
“It crossed a lot of lines for me,” the president said during a Rose Garden news conference on Wednesday with Jordan’s King Abdullah. “When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that is so lethal that people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line, many many lines.”