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Reaction to Syrian strikes

Citizens of the Idlib Province in Syria were hit with chemical weapons early morning April 4, according to multiple reports, causing numerous injuries and over 70 deaths. This led to President Donald Trump ordering a strike on a Syrian airfield two days later.

Before his election, Trump criticized former president Barack Obama for his Middle Eastern relations and warned him repeatedly to not involve the United States in the Syrian conflict.

Trump also promised in his campaign to not involve the U.S. in international conflict, to which Trump says his mind has changed because of the chemical attacks.

"It’s very, very possible, and I will tell you it has already happened, that my attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much,” Trump said. “It crossed a lot of lines for me.”

The Daily Helmsman’s political columnists weighed in on this issue and what the strikes in Syria mean for Trump and the U.S.

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