In an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo, President Trump condemns Bashar al-Assad as an "animal" and says that Putin's decision to protect him is "bad for mankind."
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Putin is backing a person thatis truly an evil person, and I think it is very bad for Russia, it is very bad for mankind, it is very bad for this world. But when you drop gas, or bombs, or barrel bombs -- they have these massive barrels with dynamite and they drop them right in the middle of a group of people. And in all fairness, you see the same kids with no arms, no legs, no face. This is an animal.