FAST FIVE: Trump Confesses He Wanted To Assassinate Syria's Assad But Mattis Stopped Him
Trump Confesses He Wanted To Assassinate Syria's Assad But Mattis Stopped Him Tyler Durden Tue, 09/15/2020 – 23:25 In an extremely rare, if not absolutely unprecedented confession from a sitting American president, Trump stunned a news panel on Tuesday morning in saying he wanted to assassinate President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.
At the time Trump had vehemently denied it: “No, that was never even contemplated, nor would it be contemplated and it should not have been written about in the book,” he had previously stated. But Trump casually described Tuesday that in fact he was seriously considering it, only to be stopped by his Secretary of Defense at the time, Marine general Jim Mattis, which Trump added “was a highly overrated general”.
But I had a shot to take him out if I wanted but Mattis was against it.” The real quote from Woodward's book regarding #Syria 's Assad is that @realDonaldTrump told Mattis: The military should “f – king kill” Assad Trump called the above account “fiction” pic.twitter.com/Fkii7e22Yf – EHSANI2 (@EHSANI22) September 15, 2020 However, considering the Russian military has been deeply entrenched in Syria since 2015, and as Putin vowed not to allow the West to complete its push for regime change, we wonder how exactly Trump “had a shot to take him out”.
NBC reported in April 2017: Donald Trump's decision to bomb Syria was influenced by his daughter, Ivanka, being “heartbroken and outraged” at the country's alleged chemical weapons attack, one of the president's sons told a British newspaper.
– Danny Makki (@Dannymakkisyria) September 15, 2020 She reportedly showed her father pictures of suffering children while making the plea.