Monday, April 24, 2017
Trump: Decisions as president ‘much harder than you’d normally make’
President Trump said the “massive” responsibilities that come with the White House surprised him, but the one that weighed the heaviest was the launching of a cruise-missile attack on Syria in retaliation for a poison-gas attack.
“I never realized how big it was,” he told the Associated Press in an interview conducted Friday and published Sunday. “Everything’s so… like, you know the orders are so massive.
“Number one, there’s great responsibility,” the president continued. “When it came time to, as an example, send out the 59 missiles, the Tomahawks in Syria. I’m saying to myself, ‘You know, this is more than just like, 79 (sic) missiles. This is death that’s involved,’ because people could have been killed.
“This is risk that’s involved, because if the missile goes off and goes in a city or goes in a civilian area
By Mark Moore