The Daily Beast reports:
Presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) on Wednesday morning insisted to a stunned MSNBC’s Morning Joe that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is “not an enemy of the United States.”
The Hawaii congresswoman dropped the shocking claim after dodging multiple questions on how she would describe the Syrian dictator’s relationship with the United States.
“Assad is not the enemy of the United States because Syria does not pose a direct threat to the United States,” Gabbard responded to MSNBC correspondent Kasie Hunt’s point-blank question on whether she believed Assad poses a threat.
— Kasie DC (@KasieDC) February 6, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard declined to identify Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an adversary of the U.S., doubling down on her 2017 meeting with him https://t.co/2F1ERuf4X9
— POLITICO (@politico) February 6, 2019