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Trump says he wanted to kill Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but Mattis stopped him before he could 'take him out'

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in Bedminster, New Jersey, on August 15, 2020.
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President Donald Trump said on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday that he wanted to kill Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after the deadly April 2017 chemical weapons attack.
"I would've rather taken him out. I had him all set," Trump said, adding that the plan didn't move forward because then-Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis objected to assassinating the foreign leader.
Reports that Trump had ordered the killing of Assad only to be stopped by Mattis surfaced in...
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Trump awkwardly got rejected by a 'Fox & Friends' host when he claimed he would call in every week before the election

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President Donald Trump calls in to Fox & Friends.
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A bizarre exchange unfolded on Tuesday morning at the end of a Fox News interview with President Donald Trump.
"Yeah, we're gonna do it every week," Trump said on the phone. "Every Monday, I think they said, and if we can't do it on a Monday, we'll do it on a Tuesday, like we did today."
But "Fox & Friends" host Steve Doocy poured cold water on the notion on behalf of the network.
"You may want to do it every week, but Fox is not committed to that," Doocy said. "We're going to take it on a case-by-case basis."
Trump became a...
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