Donald Trump has bizarre meltdown about Vladimir Putin

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Donald Trump recently announced his desire to pull out of Syria, and predictably, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has responded by flexing his muscles with a brutal gas attack which has killed at least seventy of his own people. Trump has belatedly responded on Twitter today to the attack, after having taken heat for his lack of a reaction. His response doesn’t look like it’s going to be particularly helpful to the situation.

Trump began by tweeting this: “Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!” In fairness to Trump, although this sounds like it was written by a teenager, this is the first time Trump has correctly blamed Vladimir Putin for anything. Unfortunately, things went off the rails from there.

Apparently unable to leave well enough alone after having taken his first-ever public shot at Putin, eight minutes later Trump circled back and tweeted this: “If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!” Wait, so now he’s somehow blaming Obama for the Syrian gas attack? This is particularly grotesque, considering that back in 2013, Trump was tweeting about how Obama should not take action against Assad.

We’re also not sure Donald Trump’s latest nickname is particularly helpful. We agree that Bashar al-Assad is pure evil and far from human. But “Animal Assad” sounds like a pro wrestling name. It gives Assad a rebel persona, when what Assad really needs is to be wiped off the face of the earth. If only Trump had any clue how to make that happen, he wouldn’t have to blame everyone else. Contribute to Palmer Report

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