Comedian D.L. Hughley let everyone know exactly what he thought of President Donald Trump’s decision to launch an airstrike against Syria.
“If you support bombing Syria because they were attacked with Chemical Weapons, but u supported banning Syrian refugees ur a fuckin hypocrite,” Hughley wrote to his Twitter page on Thursday.
The actor was referring to one of Trump’s early executive orders that indefinitely banned Syrian refugees from entering the country. The travel ban was widely protested across the country creating chaos at many major airport hubs. Six weeks later, the president issued a revised executive order which still banned Syrian refugees, but for not as long.
The new order suspended refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days and blocked Syrian citizens from getting a visa for 90 days.
The comedian continued on to say that if Americans really wanted to help Syrian citizens, they would open their borders instead of opening fire.
“If Americans r appalled by Chemical Attacks on the Syrian ppl they’ll do more than open their arsenals they’ll open their borders 2!,” tweeted Hughley.
On Thursday, the United States military began airstrikes against Syria in response to devastating chemical attacks against Syrian civilians that have been attributed to Syrian President Basjar Assad.
According to U.S. officials, up to 50 Tomahawk missiles were launched from the USS Porter and the USS Ross, against a Syrian Air Force base. According to Fox News, the missiles targeted an air base near the central Syrian village of Shayrat.
In a statement given tonight from his Mar-A-Lago compound in Florida, Donald Trump condemned the “horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent children,” and said the attack was in the United States’ “vital national security interest to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”