Not everyone can be expected to agree with President Donald Trump's order to launch a missile strike against a Syrian airbase. But in an interview on CNN, one man shocked the biased media network, whose assumed efforts to get an anti-Trump soundbite seemed to completely backfire.
In response to Trump's action to deter the use of deadly and banned chemical weapons in Syria that recently killed scores of civilians, which he and many others believe was the absurd doing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, CNN's "Newsroom" spoke with 2013 chemical attack survivor Kassem Eid.
"We’ve been asking for protection. We’ve been asking for consequences for more than six years," Eid told host Brooke Baldwin. "And today, for the first time, it happened. For the very first time we see Assad held accountable—just for once—held accountable for his crimes against humanity."
Eid, a true victim of these heinous acts, said he was filled with joy when Trump launched the attack.
"I was overwhelmed," he continued. "I felt grateful for President Trump. I felt grateful for the United States. I felt grateful for each and every person who lobbied and called, kept on talking until someone actually listened."
And when Baldwin asked whether or not Eid agreed with critics saying Trump is a hypocrite for defending Syrians after his temporary refusal to allow Syrian refugees into the US, Eid spoke out about former President Barack Obama's inactions.
"I didn’t see you in 2013, when 1,400 people were gassed to death," he said. "I didn’t see you raising your voice against President Obama’s inaction in Syria that led us refugees, that made us refugees get kicked out of Syria."
In fact, Eid added that he and fellow Syrians want to stay in their country.
"If you really care about refugees, if you really care about helping us, please help us stay in our country," he said. "We don’t want to come to the United States. We want to stay in our country. We want to stay in our country, with all due respect."
Surely enough, it seemed as though all Baldwin wanted was for the pro-Trump conversation to end. But this Syrian wouldn't allow her to interrupt the wonderful things he had to say about our president!