“President Trump needs to go and see refugee children,” Yousafzai said in an interview with “CBS This Morning” scheduled to air Wednesday. “He needs to go and visit the refugee camps. He needs to know what the real life is like in a refugee camp.”
Yousafzai’s plea comes just days after Trump ordered a military strike against a Syrian airbase. He claimed his decision to launch the 59 Tomahawk missiles was in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s latest chemical attack that killed at least 100 civilians in the war-torn country.
“Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered at this very barbaric attack,” Trump said after launching the strike Thursday night. “No child of God should ever suffer such horror.”
Still, Trump’s newfound sympathy for the more than 5 million refugees fleeing Syria appears questionable at best. He’s attempted to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the U.S., issuing two executive orders, both of which have been shut down or temporarily halted by federal judges.
He’s also repeatedly spread lies about Syrian refugees, claiming their U.S. entry is “a matter of terrorism” and could pose a threat to Americans’…
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