Syrian Refugee Who Survived 2013 Chemical Attack: 'Bad Days of Obama's Inaction Are Over'
A Syrian refugee is thanking President Trump after a U.S.-led coalition launched airstrikes in Syria to punish the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical weapons attack on civilians.
Kassem Eid, who survived a 2013 Syrian chemical attack, said in a CNN interview on Saturday that he would like to buy Trump a beer and speak to him about just how bad the situation in Syria is.
Eid also said he would tell Trump that he has a "big heart."
"At least a lot more bigger than Obama because you actually tried to do something. We need real, long-term commitment to bring peace to Syria," Eid said.
“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
On "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday, Eid said the Syrian people just want peace, freedom and democracy, but the country's civil war has continued for years and left hundreds of thousands dead, with no end in sight.
"U.S. strikes against Assad meant the world to us, because it showed us that the United States actually cares and the bad days of Obama's inaction are over, hopefully forever," Eid said.
"We wish that President Trump will double down on his action and go and bomb 'Animal Assad' back to the zoo."