Syrian refugee in Jacksonville hopes airstrike will prompt change

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"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. She got a lightning-fast rejoinder from CNN's Jake Tapper, who asked if she didn't see any "disconnect" between that sentiment and President Donald Trump's attempts to ban Syrian refugees.

"It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons", Trump added two days after a deadly gas reportedly killed 72 people, including 20 children, in Syria. McMaster said that the refugee crisis "wasn't discussed as any part of the deliberations" for the strikes.

"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".

A statement from the International Refugee Assistance Project following the missile strikes took a similar tone. She called for the administration to immediately revoke its position on refugees.

Former news anchor Dan Rather on Friday criticized journalists who hailed Donald Trump's attack on Syria as "presidential". We don't want to come to United States.

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Following her comments, Trump's stance on a military response began to change, according to the source, who was speaking on condition of anonymity.

Thursday's strike is the first direct American assault on Assad's government and the most significant military action of Trump's presidency so far. "Many refugee children have been left in life or death situations following the President's executive order, which suspends and severely curtails the US resettlement program".

"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".

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