Trump sided with Assad over Pence
Donald Trump dismissed Mike Pence’s take on Syria and admitted the haven’t talked.
…Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, had said just days earlier that the US should be prepared to bomb Syrian military targets to help protect residents of the besieged city of Aleppo. Moderator Martha Raddatz of ABC asked Trump if he agreed. Trump, without missing a beat, calmly threw Pence under the bus.
“He and I haven’t spoken, and I disagree,” Trump said.
Bombing forces loyal to Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad would be a mistake, Trump argued, because Assad is “killing ISIS.” Trump didn’t explicitly say that he was siding with Assad in Syria’s brutal civil war, but that was the clear implication. Trump didn’t seem even remotely bothered by the fact that Assad has used chemical weapons against his own people and presides over a military that has killed tens of thousands of Syrian civilians and driven millions more from their home.