President Trump ordered a missile strike on Syria on Thursday night in response to a deadly chemical attack by the country on its own people.
Late Thursday night, Trump held a press conference to address the situation.
The Washington Examiner reported:
‘Vital national security interest’: Trump orders attack on Syrian airfield
President Trump ordered the first major military action of his young presidency Thursday evening, authorizing the bombing of a Syria airfield where the government of President Bashar Assad launched a chemical attack on civilians this week.
“It is in this vital national security interest of the U.S. to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons,” Trump said. “There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons violated its obligation under the chemical weapons convention and ignored the urging of the United Nations Security Council.”
“Years of previous attempts at changing Assad’s behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically,” Trump said. “As a result the refugee crisis continues to deepen and the region continues to destabilize.”
“Tonight, I call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types,” he said.
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This is a pretty serious situation, that’s for sure.