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Spicer: Syria Attack a ‘Consequence’ of Obama’s ‘Weakness’

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Tuesday that the gas attack against civilians in Syria was a “consequence” of the Obama administration’s “weakness and irresolution,” but placed blame for the attack itself squarely on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people including women and children is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world,” Spicer said. “These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution.” Dozens were killed in the attack in Khan Sheikhoun, and a hospital where victims were being treated was bombed.