When CNN interviewed a Syrian about President Trump’s air strikes, they clearly didn’t expect him to praise the president.

Kassem Eid is a Syrian who survived the first alleged Assad chemical attack in 2013. As you’ll recall, back then Obama let Assad cross his “red line” with impunity and then bragged about removing “100 percent” of chemical weapons from Syria.

Eid told CNN host Brooke Baldwin when he heard the news about the missile strikes against Syria he was overjoyed and grateful to President Trump and the United States:

I cried out of joy. I thanked God. I don’t know. I was overwhelmed. We’ve been asking for protection. We’ve been asking for consequences for more than six years and today for the first time it happened, for the very first time we see Assad held accountable just for once, held accountable for his crimes against humanity. I was overwhelmed. I felt grateful for President Trump. I felt grateful for the United States.

Eid and other Syrians took to Twitter to express their joy in response to Trump’s Syrian strike.

Then Baldwin tried to get Eid to condemn Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban” by playing a clip of presidential loser Hillary Clinton saying, “We cannot in one breath speak of protecting Syrian babies and in the next close America’s doors to them.”

But he shocked the CNN host, flipping it back on the travel ban protesters and saying they didn’t protest against Obama who created the refugee crisis in the first place. Furthermore, Syrians don’t want to be refugees in America, they simply want to be able to safely stay in their own country:

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, when civilians 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 led us refugees, 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 in our country. …

We don’t want to come to United States. We want to stay in our country, 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.

BOOM!

This is such an important point: We don’t want Syrian refugees here because of the security risks of ISIS infiltrating, and innocent Syrians don’t want to be refugees here or anywhere but Syria! Instead of throwing open our doors to everyone, let’s focus on ways to keep people in or near their homes.

Then as they tried to cut him off, Eid took his plea directly to President Trump:

Please, sir, what you did was amazing, what you did was powerful message of hope for a lot of people inside and outside of Syria. Please, don’t stop on this. Please, help Syrians stay in their country. Please establish safe zones…

President Trump sent a powerful message of hope to our allies, but also a very powerful message of strength to our enemies around the world who are tempted to test our new president.

Those missiles in Syria signify President Trump will restore our image in the world and Make America Great Again!

Watch the powerful interview below:

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