Trump: Attack on Syria 'could be very soon or not so soon at all'

In the wake of the suspected use of chemical weapons in Syria, President Trump on Thursday tweeted that a US attack could take place “very soon or not so soon at all.”

“Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all! In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our ‘Thank you America?’” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The tweet comes after his Wednesday post for which he faced criticism over telegraphing potential military moves.

“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” Trump tweeted.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders clarified Trump’s remarks at Wednesday’s press briefing.

“The President has not laid out a timetable and still leaving a number of other options on the table. And we’re still considering a number of those, and a final decision on that front hasn’t been made,” Sanders told reporters.