Obama Spokesman: Trump Inherited a Mess in Syria

Former Obama National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said President Donald Trump “was handed a mess” in Syria while criticizing conservatives Sunday for pointing out an old tweet of his celebrating progress toward removing Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons stockpile.

A reported chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime against a rebel-held suburb of Damascus occurred Saturday, leaving dozens dead.

The massacre led to renewed criticism of Obama administration officials like former Secretary of State John Kerry, who said in 2014 the U.S. made a deal a year earlier that got “100 percent” of Assad’s chemical weapons out of Syria.

Vietor tweeted in 2013 a link to a New York Times story about the progress being made toward eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons use, calling it “remarkable.” Now a co-host of the liberal podcast “Pod Save America,” he became annoyed Sunday at “Republicans and a very dumb columnist” for “resurfacing this tweet like it’s a gotcha.”

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