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READ: Donald Trump Warns Russia to Expect ‘Nice and New and Smart’ Missiles in Syria

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Over the weekend, Douma, a Syrian rebel held city near the capital of Damascus, suffered a chemical weapons attack, killing an estimated 42 people and injuring at least 500 according to the World Health Organization.

With approximately 100,000 civilians in the Syrian city, condemnation for the chemical attack is widespread among the United States and her allies.

Pressure placed upon President Donald Trump to respond to the attack in some way mounted since the incident was first reported. This morning, at 6:57am EST, the deaths  finally elicited a response.

The president placed Russian and Syrian forces on alert, via Twitter.

Trump’s early morning Tweet was a reaction to claims made by one of Moscow’s ambassadors that Russia would shoot down US missiles launched at Syria. The ambassador cited newly reelected Russian president Vladimir Putin and his generals as the source of his statement.

Russia is allies with the Syrian government of dictator Bashar al-Assad. Russia is expected to defend his government should the United States or allied forces attack Syria.

The president also took the opportunity to take a swipe at the Russia investigation, blaming it for his faltering relationship with Putin.

Russia was not pleased.

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