CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin hosted a chemical attack survivor on her show to discuss how he felt about President Donald Trump's recent military strike against a Syrian airbase in response to a sarin gas attack on civilians.
Baldwin tried to get her guest, Kassem Eid, to criticize President Trump, but it didn't go as she had planned.
"I thanked God," Kassen said when he heard that the airbase was bombed. "I was overwhelmed." You can see on Baldwin's face that this was not the answer she expected, so she tried again. She said that some Democrat and some Republicans supported Trump's action, but then she played a clip of Hillary Clinton pointing out what she thought was a hypocritical statement: saying you don't support the Syrian babies being killed, but also saying that you don't support immigration.
"We cannot speak of protecting Syria’s babies, and in the next breath close America’s doors to them," Hillary said.
After playing that clip, Baldwin asked Kassem what he thought about the fact that Trump "doesn't want Syrians to come into this country with this refugee ban."
PJ Media has his wonderful response:
A soundbite ensued, alright. Kassem proceeded to tear into bleeding heart liberals like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for being more concerned with sending Syrians hither and thither than actually helping them in their own country.
"With all due respect, with all due respect," Kassem 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 when 1,400 people were gassed to death. I didn't see you raising your voice against President Obama's inaction in Syria that left us refugees," he said, completely deflating her expectations.
"If you really care about refugees, if you really care about helping us, please -- help us stay here in our country," he continued. "We don't want to come to the United States. We want to stay in our country. We want to stay in our country," he repeated. "With all due respect, this is hypocrisy. If you really care, if you really care...help us stay in our country. We don't want to become refugees. We want to stay in our country. Help us establish safe zones," he pleaded.
Oops! Kassem refused to play along with the leftist media's attempt to constantly portray Trump as a villain. Guess CNN needs to do a better job of vetting their refugee guests.
Watch the video below: