Donald Trump says alleged Idlib chemical attack has changed his view of Bashar al-Assad

Donald Trump blasts alleged Idlib chemical attack, says it's changed his view of Bashar al-Assad

The president made the statements in a joint press conference with Jordan's ruler

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Donald Trump has condemned the alleged chemical weapon attack in Syria which has killed more than 70 people, saying it has changed his view of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun suffered back to back attacks with suspected chemical weapons. 

Up to 72 people were killed in the incidents - many of them women and children - which have received widespread condemnation. 

The US President said in a press conference with the king of Jordan that the attacks had affected him "profoundly", describing them as an "affront to humanity."

He also revealed that it had forced him to change his views towards President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian Civil War. 

When asked whether he would consider military intervention to stop this, the US president didn't give a clear answer.