Turkish autopsies have confirmed what we thought:chemical weapons were used in the attacks in Syria two days ago. This provides insight on why so many people were killed, which was at least 70. Due to the chemicals that enveloped them, they were suffocated and choked, while foaming at the mouth.
President Trump has publicly voiced him absolute disgust and heartbreak over the heinous act. He says that it will absolutely not be tolerated.
Trump said, “It crossed a lot of lines for me. When you kill innocent children, innocent babies….It was a horrible thing.”
The president declined to offer any details about potential action. But he said his horror at the images of “innocent children, innocent babies” choked by poison gas in a rebel-held area of Syria had caused him to reassess his approach. Only days after the White House declared it would be “silly” to persist in trying to oust President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, Mr. Trump said, “My attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much.”
“It crossed a lot of lines for me,” the president declared at a news conference in the Rose Garden, referring to the “red line” that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, had drawn before a 2013 poison-gas attack by Mr. Assad’s forces. Mr. Obama’s failure to strike Syria after that, Mr. Trump claimed, sowed the conditions for this new assault. The estimated death toll was reported to have exceeded 100.