CNN host Brooke Baldwin got more than she expected when she interviewed a Syrian refugee after President Trump’s airstrike on a Syrian airbase.
Kassem Eid is a survivor of a 2013 chemical attack in Syria.
Baldwin had interviewed him three days earlier, as he blamed Assad for the ongoing attacks against innocent Syrians. In that interview, Eid pleaded with Trump to help them, saying, “Don’t make the same mistake President Obama did. Don’t let Assad walk away.”
Baldwin brought Eid back for another interview Friday after Trump rained missiles down on Syria’s airbase, seemingly with the intent to make her case of more Syrian refugees coming to America. Instead, Eid turned the tables on her.
In the interview, he said that he “cried out for joy and thanked God” when the U.S. airstrike happened. “For the first time, we see Assad held accountable for his crimes against humanity. I felt grateful for President Trump. I felt grateful for the United States.”
Baldwin tried to bring out the point that Trump “doesn’t want the Syrians to come to America,” noting his refugee ban.
It was then that Eid went off on her. “With all due respect, I didn’t see each and every person who was demonstrating after the travel ban. I didn’t see you three days 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 made us refugees get kicked out of Syria. If you really care about refugees, help us stay in our country! We don’t want to become refugees.”
He added, in regards to President Trump: “Please, sir, what you did was amazing. What you did was a powerful message of hope.”
Baldwin quickly tried to shush her guest up, but he was on a roll. Watch the epic interview below:
Below is the original interview from three days prior:
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