Need to Know: Trump Threatens Russia and Syria with Missile Strikes on Twitter – News

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Donald Trump responded to reports of a chemical weapon attack in Syria this past weekend with a series of military threats, levied on Twitter against both embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and one of the country’s primary allies, Russia.

On Saturday, reports began trickling in of a possible chemical weapon deployed by the Assad regime against rebels in the central Syrian enclave of Duomo. As U.S. officials continue to assess the situation on the ground, President Trump took to his favorite social media site, unleashing a string of insults and military threats against Assad and Syrian supporters in Russia.

In the midst of a continued investigation into the possibility that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Trump’s behalf, Vladimir Putin’s support of the Syrian regime has created a new rift between the controversial heads of state. In another tweet Wednesday morning, Trump claimed that America’s relationship with Russia is “worse than it has ever been. “

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