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:
he thinks he is on the apprentice – with his fake set in florida – like qvc – like palin had in alaska – a taped message w/bad audio – WTHF
— ROSIE (@Rosie) April 7, 2017
????Bombing Syria Will,???????? Stop Assad Gassing His Ppl,BUT????Has NO Strategy,Or,Diplomacy‼️ TURKEY & RUSSIA WINNERS‼️????IN HORNETS NEST,OVER HIS????
— Cher (@cher) April 7, 2017
Heart breaking. #Syria
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 7, 2017
Hadnt seen the news. The only thing to tweet right now is a prayer for peace and safety.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) April 7, 2017
These two damaged creeps are committing mass murder and they shouldn't even be allowed to own fish as pets. pic.twitter.com/BZFGCNxXNh
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 7, 2017
What's that? pic.twitter.com/NT3xZIl7rg
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) April 7, 2017
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"
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) April 7, 2017
Trump on Syria: "No child of God should suffer such horror." BUT NO WAY, NOPE. THEY CAN'T COME HERE.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 7, 2017
Moved enough by innocent casualties to excuse bombing them, but not enough to accept refugees. War is a game of hypocrisy & greed #Syria
— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) April 7, 2017
I just wish I could trust that this President is competent
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) April 7, 2017
If you support bombing Syria because they were attacked with Chemical Weapons, but u supported banning Syrian refugees ur a fuckin hypocrite
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) April 7, 2017