Maverick GOP Senator John McCain took his war of words with President Trump to the next level Sunday; slamming the Commander-in-Chief and saying his policies were partially responsible for the deadly chemical attack that stunned Syria over the weekend.
McCain released a statement on the devastating assault Sunday afternoon, claiming President Trump “emboldened” Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad by announcing his plans to draw-down the level of American troops operating in the region.
“President Trump last week signaled to the world that the United States would prematurely withdraw from Syria,” McCain said. “Bashar Assad and his Russian and Iranian backers have heard him, and emboldened by American inaction, Assad has reportedly launched another chemical attack against innocent men, women and children, this time in Douma.”
McCain’s comments come as the President warned those who use chemical weapons would pay a “high price” for the war crime; publicly blaming Russia and Iran for allowing the “Animal Assad” to slaughter Syrian civilians.