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WATCH: Syrian Attack Survivor Surprises CNN With Appreciation For President Trump

Kassam Eid, who survived a 2013 chemical attack in Syria, surprised CNN host Brooke Baldwin when he expressed appreciation for President Trump’s missile strike this week. Baldwin then asked about Eid’s views on Trump’s travel ban, playing a clip of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton saying it was hypocritical to say we want to protect Syrians and also ban them from the United States. Eid’s response was not what many may have expected: 

“With all due respect…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. 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…”

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