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tv   President Trump Announces Military Strikes in Syria  CSPAN  April 7, 2017 6:43am-6:49am EDT

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i think we're out of time on that very cheery note, again, thank you to the peter g. peterson foundation for making this interview and so many others possible. we have had mitch mcconnell, nancy pelosi and now leaders in the house freedom caucus, thank you for watching on live streamland and continue to follow politico live and visit thanks a lot. have a good night. [applause] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] announcer: president trump ordered a military strike against a target in syria after a chemical attack killed civilians, including children. the president spoke about the
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strike from his mar-a-lago resort in florida where he is hosting the president of china. president trump: on tuesday, syrian dictator bashar al-assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilian. using a deadly nerve agent, assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and children. it was a slow and brutal death for so many. even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. no child of god should ever suffer such horror. tonight, i ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in syria from where the chemical
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attack was launched. it is in this vital national security interest of the united states to prevent and determine er the spreadd det and use of deadly chemical weapons. there can be no dispute that syria used band chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the chemical weapons convention, and ignored the urging of the un security council. years of previous attempts at changing assad's behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically. as a result, the refugee crisis continues to deepen and the region continues to destabilize, threatening the united states and its allies.
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tonight, i call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in syria. and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types. we ask for god's wisdom as we face the challenge of our very troubled world. we pray for the lives of the wounded and for the souls of those who have passed and we hope that as long as america stands for justice and peace and harmony, we will in the end prevail. good night and god bless america and the entire world. thank you. reporter: mr. president, what is
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