Hollywood Reacts to Trump’s Airstrike on Syria: ‘Heart Breaking’

Cher, Kerry Washington, Patton Oswalt and more weigh in on the president’s recent actions

Last Updated: April 7, 2017 @ 7:28 AM

Some celebrities have made their opinions known on President Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes on Syria. So far, the response has been less than positive.

Cher, one of Trump’s most publicly passionate critics (she famously threatened she’d move to Jupiter if he won the election), took to Twitter early Friday morning to condemn the president’s actions, saying bombing Syria “Has NO Strategy,Or,Diplomacy.”

Kerry Washington, who campaigned for Hillary Clinton, called Thursday’s development “Heart breaking” in a short tweet. Lena Dunham simply gave her followers a “prayer for peace and safety.”

“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, who ridicules Trump on a daily basis on his show, offered a nuanced take on Twitter: “It’s sad that politicians can’t find money for education, clean water or healthcare but they can spend millions to ‘send a message to Syria.'”

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 in response to devastating chemical attacks against the country’s civilians that have been attributed to Syrian President Basjar Assad.

The missiles targeted an air base near the central Syrian village of Shayrat.

In a statement given Thursday from his Mar-A-Lago compound in Florida, 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.”

Read Hollywood reactions below: