Subsequent to Trump’s airstrike against Syria’s Assad, Democratic congressman Seth Moulton from Massachusetts commented on the fact that the airstrike was pure hypocrisy in light of Trump’s executive order banning the Syrian people from seeking refuge in the U.S.
Moulton tweeted this Thursday and said “ So @POTUS cares enough about the Syrian people to launch 50 Tomahawks but not enough to let the victims of Assad find refuge and freedom here.”
After a chemical gas attack on civilians in the city of Homs on Wednesday night, the U.S. retaliated against Syria’s Assad on Trump’s order, launching over 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles on a Syrian airbase nearby. The attack, with a death toll said to have hit 72 people, including 20 children, was believed to be carried out by forces loyal to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, who has been leading the slaughter of his own people.
The strike was an obvious escalation in involvement of the U.S. government in Syria, who is strongly allied with Russia in their fight. Trump’s original executive order banning refugees specifically targeted Syria, along with 6 other countries that are all Muslim-majority. These countries include Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya.