Trump's Syria Attack and Our Abject Media

Trump's Syria Attack and Our Abject Media

"For the first time really as president, he talked about worldwide norms, global rules, about America's role in enforcing justice in the world", Zakaria, the host of CNN's "GPS", said of Trump's remarks explaining the military action late Thursday.

After the 2013 attack in eastern Ghouta, in which the Syrian government killed more than 1,000 people with chemical weapons, Trump penned dozens of tweets imploring President Barack Obama to do nothing. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, said the refugee issue "wasn't discussed as any part of the deliberations" for the strikes, according to a White House pool report. "Cruise missiles alone are not a solution", said Rep. Don Beyer, Virginia Democrat.

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser specified in a White House pool report that there have been no discussions about the refugee issue despite the US attack on the Syrian air base.

CNN's Jake Tapper immediately pointed out to the first daughter about the hypocrisy in her statement, citing the president's executive order, which denies entry to Syrian refugees into the United States.

"It appears that seeing firsthand footage of the atrocities in Syria caused President Trump to reassess his view on military action there", said Mr. Jadwat, who argued one of the travel ban challenges against the administration.


Donald Trump said Thursday he was shocked at the chemical weapon attack on "helpless men and women, children" and "beautiful babies" in Syria.

If Trump's strike on Syria was meant to curtail Assad's ability to launch more attacks on civilians, it does not seem to have worked. "Many refugee children have been left in life or death situations following the President's executive order, which suspends and severely curtails the USA resettlement program".

There's no change on the refugee issue, despite the US attack on Syria.

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