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Trump supporters slam decision to launch strikes against Syria

The Hill logo The Hill 4/14/2018 Jacqueline Thomsen
TOPSHOT - Syrians ride a motorbike along a destroyed street in Douma on the outskirts of Damascus on April 16, 2018 during an organised media tour after the Syrian army declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, following a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave.

The announcement, which represents a key strategic victory for President Bashar al-Assad, came just hours after US-led strikes pounded Syrian government targets in response to a suspected chemical attack on the enclave's main town of Douma.
 / AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA        (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images) US-led air strikes on Syria: Latest updates

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Prominent supporters of President Trump are expressing skepticism over his decision to launch airstrikes against Syria on Friday, slamming the move as overly aggressive and unnecessary.

Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham both questioned Trump's decision Friday to launch strikes in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack last weekend that the U.S. has attributed to the Assad regime.

Carlson noted that the move was inconsistent with the president's message during his 2016 campaign, and Ingraham said she found that intervention in other countries could be risky as shown in the Iraq War, according to The Daily Beast.

Michael Savage, a prominent conservative radio host and author, tweeted that "sad warmongers are hijacking our nation" in the wake of the strike.

Infowars' Alex Jones broke down in tears while speaking out against the military action.

Fox News host Laura  Ingraham questioned President Trump's decision to launch the Syria strikes on Friday. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Fox News host Laura Ingraham questioned President Trump's decision to launch the Syria strikes on Friday. "If he had been a piece of crap from the beginning, it wouldn't be so bad," Jones said of Trump. "We've made so many sacrifices and now he's crapping all over us. It makes me sick."

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter also shared her opposition to the strike, retweeting a series of other conservative or right-wing figures who condemned the move and resurfacing Trump's own past tweets against military action in Syria.

And far-right figures Mike Cernovich and Laura Loomer also ripped Trump over the military strike in Syria.

Trump announced Friday that he had ordered "precision strikes" against Syria over an apparent chemical weapons attack by Syrian leader Bashar Assad's forces. The strikes targeted areas linked to Syria's chemical weapons program.


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