IN DRAMATIC REVERSAL, TRUMP BOMBS SYRIA AFTER EATING GRAND DINNER WITH XI

On Thursday night, the U.S. military fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at an airbase in Syria. The bombings come two days after Bashar al-Assad’s forces used chemical weapons to kill more than 80 civilians.

The actions represent a dramatic reversal from Trump’s position when Obama considered military action against Syria after Assad used chemical weapons in 2013. Trump repeatedly derided the idea of striking Syria, characterizing it as a foolish and expensive waste of time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump made the decision without Congressional approval from his private club in Florida, Mar-a-lago. In comments to reporters at the club Trump characterized his actions as a moral imperative.

 

Trump’s full remarks were not televised live due to technical restrictions at Mar-a-lago.

 

As part of his immigration policy, Trump has sought to end resettlement of refugees from Syria in the United States.

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