Just a couple of hours ago, news broke that some pretty damning evidence had come out about Trump’s shady lawyer Michael Cohen. Last year Cohen denied allegations that he had traveled to Prague to meet with Russian officials during the 2016 election campaign, but it turns out he was full of sh*t and Trump is right there in it.
So what does Trump do in response? He does what he ALWAYS does and creates an elaborate distraction. This time, that distraction is going to get a lot of innocent people killed.
Tonight, Trump ordered air strikes in Syria, in retaliation against deadly chemical attacks in the town of Douma. This attack comes almost exactly a year after his last attack on the country.
During a press conference less than an hour ago, Trump informed the American people:
The purpose of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons. We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents.”
According to Huffington Post:
Trump had spoken to both French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May this week about a coordinated response. The president detailed on Friday that the coordinated strikes would hit targets associated with the Syrian regime’s chemical weapon capabilities.
Trump also said:
To Iran and Russia I ask, what kind of nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of men women and children? The nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep. Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path or if it will join with civilized nations as a source for stability and peace.“
However, it has been widely reported that Russia expects to be kept apprised of exact coordinates for US missile strikes, as they were last year.
Do you think it’s a coincidence that this happened just hours after his lawyer was busted for lying about his ties to Russia? I think not.
*This story is Breaking and will be updated.
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