Some presidents are all talk and no backbone.
Others back up their bold words with actions.
Barack Obama was definitely one of those all-talk, do-nothing presidents, while Donald Trump isn’t afraid to throw down the hammer when the world is watching.
That’s why Syria and dictator Bashar al-Assad recently felt the full force of the U.S. military when Trump ordered an airstrike in response to “animal Assad” killing more innocents.
Trump wasn’t about to let another chemical weapon atrocity go unpunished. And now, one Syrian refugee is standing up and saying, “thank you.”
After years of Obama’s reluctance to intervene in Syria, Trump’s fast action thrilled Kassem Eid, a survivor of the 2013 chemical attack.
As he said during a CNN interview:
“Trump, I’ll buy you a beer” — Kassem Eid, a survivor of 2013 chemical weapons attack in Syria following missile strikes by U.S., U.K. and France.https://t.co/Ufb1JCvk66
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) April 14, 2018
“I just want to tell Mr. Trump directly:
I’m a Syrian refugee who survived chemical weapons attacks, who lived under two years of siege and bombardment by the government.
I would love to, like, buy you a beer, and just sit in front of you and tell you how bad it is in Syria.”
Too many Americans have no clue about the horrid situation in Syria.
The town in which Eid grew up was attacked by al-Assad’s army in 2012 and after killing many, the 10,000 civilians left behind were “reduced to eating treash and the leaves from trees.”
And what did Obama do about it? Nothing. That’s why Eid makes the following Trump/Obama comparison:
“…you [Trump] proved once again, yesterday, that you have a big heart.
At least a lot bigger than Obama because you actually tried to do something.
We need real, long-term commitment to bring peace to Syria.”
Trump is about action, plain and simple. And when evil people do terrible things to innocent individuals, our leader isn’t about to let that stand.
Obama, on the other hand, didn’t seem to care in the slightest.