President Trump warned Syria Wednesday not to launch a “slaughter” of millions of innocent civilians trapped by government forces in a rebel-held province, and also refuted an accusation in a new book that he wanted to assassinate Syrian President Bashar Assad last year.
“There cannot be a slaughter,” Trump said of the crisis in Syria’s Idlib province. “If it’s a slaughter, the world is going to get very, very angry and the United States is going to get very angry, too. I am watching that very closely.”
Asked by reporters if he wanted Assad assassinated as alleged in a new book, Trump replied, “Not at all. Uh, never even discussed. The book is fiction. That was never even contemplated, nor would it be contemplated. And it should not have been written about in the book.”
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