President Trump told Fox & Friend that he discussed assassinating Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.
Said Trump: “I would have rather taken him out. I had him all set. Mattis didn’t want to do it.”
He then called Mattis “highly-overrated.”
As CNN noted in 2018, Bob Woodward made this allegation in his book, Fear, and Trump denied it: “Not at all. The book is fiction. I heard somewhere where they said the assassination of President Assad by the United States. Never even discussed. It was never even contemplated.”Save to Favorites