Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Syrian chemical attack victim lashes out at CNN's Brooke Baldwin for trying to make him criticize Trump

An interview on CNN with a Syrian chemical attack victim did not go as expected as the guest lashed out, criticizing the host of the show, Obama, and other Americans criticizing Trump for dropping a bomb in Syria in retaliation for the recent chemical attack on the citizens of Syria.
CNN anchor, Brook Baldwin had a skype interview with Syrian Kassam Eid, who survived a 2013 chemical attack on Syria, to discuss recent occurences in Syria.

As the interview progressed, Kassam praised Trump's decision to fire missiles at Bashar al-Assad in retaliation for him attacking his own people. At a point, Brook brought up issues of Trump's travel ban on certain countries of which Syria was one of them, expecting Kassam to object to the ban like most people have, but he turned the table and instead  accused Brooke, Obama and other Americans of inaction.

Brooke started by saying:
"Clearly President Trump was motivated, as we all have compassion for these just horrible images of these babies who were killed. At the same time, this is a man who doesn't want Syrians to come to this country with this refugee ban."
To buttress her point, she played a clip in which Hillary Clinton says that President Trump should be more accepting of refugees and said:
"We cannot, in one breath, speak of protecting Syrian babies and in the next, close America's doors to them".
However, Kassam did not share her sentiment and he did not mince words as he told Brook that Syrian did not need anyone letting them into America, instead what they want is for Syria to be made a safe zone so that the citizens can stay home in their country.
"With all due respect," he began, "I didn't see each and every person who was demonstrating after the travel ban, I didn't see you three days ago when people were gassed to death. I didn't see you in 2013. I didn't see you raising your voice against President Obama's inaction in Syria that made us refugees get kicked out of Syria.  If you really care about refugees, if you really care about helping us, please help us stay in our country."
He continued:
 "We don't want to come to the United States. We want to stay in our country. With all due respect, this is hypocrisy, if you really care, help us stay in our country. We don't want to become refugees, help us establish safe zones. We want to stay in our country".
Kassam took it further by thanking President Trump, and said that he supports the efforts that he is making in the Middle East. He also thanked all of Trump's supporters and anyone who voted for him.
Below is a short clip from the interview.

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