Donald Trump spoke at a news conference on Wednesday following the chemical attacks on Syrian civilians. He said that the attack “crossed a lot of lines for me.”
Trump was asked about a statement made by the White House on Tuesday that blamed the attack on former President Obama: “I now have responsibility, and I will have that responsibility and carry it very proudly,” he said.
“It is now my responsibility. It was a great opportunity missed,” Trump said.
Trump echoed the White House remarks that Obama was to blame. “I think the Obama administration had a responsibility to solve the crisis a long time ago,” he said.
“Yesterday’s chemical attack, a chemical attack that was so horrific in Syria against innocent people, including women, small children and even beautiful little babies, their deaths were an affront to humanity,” Trump stated. “These heinous actions by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated. The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this horrific attack and all other horrific attacks, for that matter.”
It’s as if Donald Trump woke up and realized that he’s president and has to accept the responsibilities.
“These are very troubled times in the Middle East, and we see what happened just recently yesterday in Syria — horrible. Horrible, horrible thing. Unspeakable,” Trump said, later calling it a “terrible affront to humanity.”