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President Trump condemned Syrian president Bashar al-Assad as "truly an evil person," and slammed Russia's backing of him following last week's chemical weapons attack, during an interview with Fox Business that aired Wednesday morning.
He added that he didn't intend to send the US military to the country, even though there are troops already operating there.
"Frankly, Putin is backing a person thats truly an evil person. I think it's very bad for Russia, very bad for mankind, and very bad for this world," Trump said.
"When you drop gas and barrel bombs, and have these massive barrels with dynamite and drop them right in the middle of a group of people, and you see the same kids with no arms, no legs, and no face — this is an animal."
However, he said there are no plans for an increase in the US military presence in Syria, despite ordering airstrikes there on Thursday.
“We’re not going into Syria ... but when I see people us..