Trump Takes 'Responsibility' for Situation in Syria

But again blames Obama for this week's deadly chemical attack
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2017 1:48 PM CDT
Trump Says Syrian Chemical Attack 'Crossed a Lot of Lines'
President Donald Trump speak during a news conference with Jordan's King Abdullah II in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – President Trump once again addressed the chemical weapons attack in Syria that left scores dead this week, calling it "heinous," "horrific," and an "affront to humanity" during a joint press conference with Jordanian King Abdullah II on Wednesday. "It crossed a lot of lines for me," Politico quotes Trump as saying. "When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that is so lethal, people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many, many lines."

While reiterating that he blames the Obama administration for the attack, Trump also admitted it's now his "responsibility" to deal with Syria, ABC News reports. According to NBC News, Trump says such actions by the Assad regime "cannot be tolerated." However, he didn't give any specifics about how he planned to respond to the attack, saying he won't be releasing any information about what he does or does not plan to do when it comes to Assad and Syria. Trump did say that his "attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much." (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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