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Trump Says 'We're Not Going Into Syria' While Decrying Gas Attack

Though the president said he doesn't see America going into Syria, he said his ordered strike "should have been done... a long time before I did it"

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    President Donald Trump spoke at Mar-a-Lago late Thursday, saying the U.S. missile strike on Syria was in the "vital national security interest" of the United States. The strike comes after the chemical weapons attack in Syria killed at least 100 people, including children. (Published Thursday, April 6, 2017)

    President Donald Trump addressed his missile strike on Syria and America's involvement in the country's six-year civil war in an interview with Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo that aired Wednesday morning, NBC News reported.

    "We're not going into Syria," the president said, adding that "what I did should have been done by the Obama administration a long time before I did it."

    Trump went on to say that "even some of the worst tyrants in the world didn't use the kind of gases that [Syria] used."

    He said seeing the chemical attack prompted him to say, "we have to do something."