‘Get ready Russia’: Trump announces Syrian missile strike on Twitter against ‘Gas Killing Animal’ Assad
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he would soon be launching a missile strike against Syria -- and warned Russia to back off from retaliating.

"Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria," Trump wrote. "Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!' You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

Trump's tweet announcing a missile strike against Syria comes despite the fact that he has said in the past that he does not want to telegraph his military actions before they are taken.

Trump has been unusually busy tweeting on Wednesday morning, as he has once again attacked the New York Times and the Mueller probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election -- even as he insists that his White House is functioning in a very "calm and calculated" manner.