U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted early Thursday morning that the U.S. attack on Syria “could be very soon or not so soon at all.”
Trump wrote on Twitter, “Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all! In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our “Thank you America?”
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Trump tweet comes a day after he threatened both Russia and Syria over Twitter insisting that U.S. missiles are coming.
Trump’s national security team has met to discuss the U.S. response to the Syrian government’s apparent use of chemical weapons on its own people.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Vice President Mike Pence chaired the meeting Wednesday afternoon.
She says there have been no decisions yet on whether to strike Syria despite the president’s tweet Wednesday morning threatening to fire “nice and new and ‘smart!’” missiles.
Sanders says the U.S. is confident in laying blame on the Syrian government and its Russian allies for Saturday’s deadly attack in Douma. Opposition activists and rescuers say at least 40 people were killed.
Sanders says, “The president holds Syria and Russia responsible for this chemical weapons attack.”
A Kremlin spokesman has said claims of a chemical weapons attack were fabricated.