President Donald Trump was initially noticeably silent about the recent chemical attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK.
The White House on Monday condemned the attempted assassination as “reckless, indiscriminate, and irresponsible” but declined to back the UK’s claim that the Russian government was behind the attack.
Trump finally issued a statement of solidarity with the UK on Tuesday morning, saying that if the UK believed Russia was behind the attack, “I would certainly take that finding as fact.”
National security experts were baffled and alarmed by Trump’s delay in offering a public comment about a state-sponsored chemical attack on the soil of America’s closest ally.

This month, President Donald Trump made time to attack Oprah Winfrey, the “failing New York Times,” “Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd,” “Pocahontas,” and “fake as hell CNN.”

But it took him a full day to stand in solidarity with the US’s closest ally as it…

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