Just when you think you’ve heard the most bizarre thing out of the White House that you’re going to hear, they come out and always outdo themselves.
While speaking about the most recent horrific chemical attack in Syria on the Syrian people perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer puts blame on former President Obama.
On Tuesday, Spicer told reporters:
“Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people including women and children is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world. These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution.”
Yes, you read that correctly. He’s blaming Obama for something Assad did to his own people. This is what cowards do when they are trying to deflect from the fact that they are the ones presently in power who are to be held accountable for foreign policy decisions made.
One decision Trump and his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made only days before the attack in Syria, was to imply that Assad should stay in power.
According to The Daily Beast:
“U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled that the U.S. had no quarrel with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, a man Tillerson’s predecessor compared to Adolf Hitler after he slaughtered more than 1,000 people with poison gas in 2013.
The “longer-term status of President Assad,” Tillerson said, “will be decided by the Syrian people,” a euphemism used by Damascus, Moscow, and Tehran to indicate that he isn’t going anywhere.
Spicer even chimed in:
White House press secretary Sean Spicer used almost identical language the next day, saying, “Well, I think with respect to Assad, there is a political reality that we have to accept in terms of where we are right now.””
All the while Assad has been dropping chemical weapons on his own people for years and continues to do so.
At one point or another, Trump and his administration are going to have to stop blaming former President Obama for things currently being done. Trump can’t play the constant public relations game of continuously trying to make himself look good at the expense of others. It’s childish, and when it comes to geopolitics, absolutely dangerous.
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