Syria’s Assad is ‘truly an evil person,’ says Trump

President Trump said Russian leader Vladimir Putin should not back the Syrian government.

“Frankly Putin is backing a person that’s truly an evil person and I think it’s very bad for Russia, I think it’s very bad for mankind, it’s very bad for this world,” he said in an interview with Fox Business Network’s Mornings with Maria.

Trump is referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Assad is suspected of using chemical weapons on a rebel-held town which resulted in dozens of civilian deaths.

Russia is the biggest backer of the Syrian government. Moscow is under pressure to cease support for Assad. So far, it has refused to do so.