In his statement to the media following the horrific chemical weapons attack in Syria, President Donald Trump blasted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime and said the attack "crossed a lot of lines," implying Assad's presumed use of sarin nerve gas may have caused him to rethink his formerly passive approach to the raging Syrian civil war.
Thursday on "Pat & Stu," the guys debated whether Trump's rhetoric was empty bluster or a legitimate threat. Stu Burguiere reported that Trump has begun speaking with members of Congress about his options for a military intervention.
Pat Gray's frustration with Trump's loose, unusual speaking style bubbled over while listening to Trump's statement:
"Listen to this man, and then tell me he should be running the most powerful nation on Earth. By all that is holy, how did we get here? How did we get here? I hate it. This is why I don't like to talk about him. It's agonizing to me to listen to him. I can't take it. I can't stand to listen to him. He's such a buffoon. It is unbelievable to me."
"I find myself more positive on Trump when I don't hear him," Stu admitted. "Like, his policies are better than him. And his policies aren't good, but they're better than him."
They also questioned Trump's ability to make rational, informed decisions on delicate foreign policy matters.
"He's not capable of these decisions. He's not," said Pat.
"You could make a legitimate, well-thought-out case that we should preemptively strike North Korea. You can absolutely make that case, and smart people can do it. He can't. And the fact that he's in the middle of trying to control that freight train is terrifying," Stu responded.