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President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he had Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad lined up for assassination but was talked out of it by his former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
Trump made the admission when he called into ‘Fox & Friends,’ confirming reporting from Bob Woodward’s first book on his administration, ‘Fear,’ which was released two years ago, that Trump wanted to take out Assad after he used chemical weapons on his people in April 2017. Trump had denied the claim previously.
The article goes on to state the following:
‘I would have rather taken him out. I had him all set. Mattis didn’t want to do it. Mattis was a highly overrated general. And I let him go,’ Trump said Tuesday.
“I would have rather taken him out. I had it all set, but Mattis didn’t want to do it” – Trump now claims he planned to assassinate Bashar al-Assad after an alleged chemical attack that the media immediately blamed on the Syrian Gov’t without any proof…
— Rachel Blevins (@RachBlevins) September 15, 2020
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