President Trump vowed U.S. troops are “not going into Syria,” during an interview with Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo that is set to air Wednesday.
The commander in chief’s promise comes days after he ordered 59 Tomahawk missiles be launched at a Syrian air base where Bashar Assad had stored chemical weapons that were used in a recent attack on Syria citizens who oppose the regime.
Instead, Trump looked back at the Obama administration’s foreign policy and said his predecessor could have taken action against Assad earlier to prevent these continued attacks.
“When I see people using horrible, horrible chemical weapons, which they agreed not to use under the Obama administration, but they violated it … what I did should have been done by the Obama administration a long time before I did it. And I think Syria would be a lot better off than it has been,” Trump told Bartiromo.