Trump says Syria attack ‘could be very soon or not so soon at all’

WASHINGTON — A day after saying “missiles will be coming” to Syria, President Donald Trump said the attack “could be very soon or not so soon at all.”

Trump’s tweets Wednesday and Thursday come after Syria’s suspected chemical attack over the weekend, which activists and rescuers say killed at least 40 people. The Syrian government and its ally Russia have denied that such an attack ever happened.

On Wednesday, Trump said: “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!’” He added: “You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

He followed up with a Thursday tweet highlighting that he never said when the attack will take place.

“Could be very soon or not so soon at all!”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.