President Donald Trump's response to the Syrian chemical attack stands in stark contrast to his original stance on Syrian citizens. While his presidential campaign a year ago he also promised to eject the 12,000 Syrian refugees now living in the U.S.
Trump's statements on not letting in Syrian refugees to the country comes in stark contrast to his actions Thursday where he strongly condemned the chemical attack, ordering to fire about 60 cruise missiles into Syria.
"This would be a great opportunity for the president to...think about the fact that these refugees are fleeing precisely the type of violence we are seeing this week in Syria".
"I felt grateful for President Trump". When he was campaigning, he said he would send back Syrian refugees, and his original travel ban executive order banned Syrian refugees from entering the United States indefinitely.
The U.S. launched a missile strike late Thursday in response to a chemical attack earlier this week that officials said was conducted by Syrian President Bashar Assad's military.
He congratulated Trump and wrote "We Love You", while he also insinuated the Syrian President.
"If President Trump is, as he claims, motivated by humanitarian impulses and a concern for the suffering of Syrian civilians, then we should see a redoubling of humanitarian efforts, an increase in humanitarian assistance funding, and a lifting of the refugee ban".
Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Immigrants' Rights Project, said if the president was able to reconsider his position on military strikes in Syria, he should also be willing to take a fresh look at the executive order.
To make her point, she played a clip in which Hillary Clinton says that the President should be more accepting of refugees. "They fled because of the extreme violence, and the United States, along with other countries in the global community, should open their doors to provide refuge to these people who have been through these awful circumstances".