WASHINGTON — A day after saying missiles would be flying toward Syria, President Trump sowed uncertainty about his plans Thursday by claiming he never said “when” there would be an attack.
“Could be very soon or not so soon at all!” Trump said in a tweet in which he also claimed success in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria and elsewhere, but said he was not getting enough credit.
“In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS,” Trump tweeted. “Where is our ‘Thank you America?'”
Later, Trump told reporters at the White House that he would be having more meetings Thursday about the Syria situation, and “we’ll see what happens.”
Decisions will be made “fairly soon,” Trump said, adding: “It’s too bad that the world puts us in a position like that.”
Questions about the timetable came a day after Trump signaled an attack in a response to a Russian threat to shoot down U.S. missiles aimed at Syria.
“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria,” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!'”
By: David Jackson, USA Today