Trump’s Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons Attack Further Proves He’s a Weak, Incompetent Fool

It’s not exactly a secret that Donald Trump has no idea what he’s doing. An incompetent fool who our allies don’t trust and our enemies don’t fear, the United States has never been mocked more, or respected less, than right now.

In just over a year in office, Trump’s incompetence has helped strengthen Russia’s influence over the world, pushed North Korea and China closer together, and has left our allies in disbelief that the United States is being led by someone who clearly has no business being “president.”

Look no further than his incoherent ramblings following Syria’s second chemical weapons attack since he was sworn into office.

First he threatened Russia, literally announcing his intention (at least at that moment) to launch missiles into Syria — then immediately sucked up to Putin by ridiculously claiming that the “bad blood” between our two nations is rooted in the on-going investigation into his campaign and the Russian government’s cyber attack against the 2016 election.

Though almost as soon as he made this threat — on Twitter — the White House began to immediately backtrack.

In just about 24 hours Trump had gone from announcing his plan to launch missiles into Syria, to essentially admitting that he really has no idea what he’s going to do or when he’s going to do it.

But he did pathetically ask for people to “thank” him for “ridding the Middle East of ISIS” (he didn’t).

No, I’m not joking — that actually happened:

These are not the words or actions of a strong, confident, competent person who knows what he’s doing.


Whether or not Trump supporters want to believe in the reality that he’s a fool who’s weakened and embarrassed this country doesn’t change the fact that’s exactly what he’s done.

If Trump doesn’t know how he plans to respond to Syria’s latest chemical weapons attack, that’s fine. I don’t think many rational people would fault him, or any other president, for taking their time to consult with their experts to figure out the best course of action to respond to such a heinous attack.

But keep your mouth shut until you figure something out! 

Trump running his mouth, desperately trying to make himself look “strong” and “tough,” then instantly backtracking on those comments, is embarrassing. It makes the United States look weak, inept, and like we’re being led by some drunken fool you’d hear spouting off incoherent nonsense at your local dive bar.

Because, sadly, in a lot of ways we are.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.