Russia slams Trump for calling Assad an “animal”

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MOSCOW, Russia – A Kremlin spokesperson slammed US President Donald Trump’s for remarks about Syria’s legitimate president Bashar al-Assad.

“Assad is a legitimate president of the Syrian Arab Republic,” presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

“From our standpoint it would be hardly correct to use such insulting phrases in relation to another country’s legal president,” he continued.

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In tweets following the chemical weapon attack in Duma, Trump referred to Assad as “an animal” despite there being no evidence to suggest that the Syrian military were responsible for the attack.

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