Is it in his history of public statements as a private citizen? This is but one of thirteen tweets sent out after the 2013 chemical bombing of civilians in Syria.
That was said after approximately 1000 Syrians, including children and “beautiful babies,” were gassed by the Assad government in August 2013 in the besieged Eastern Ghouta, a sprawling agricultural hinterland near Damascus.
The children and babies have been dying for years from every type of weapon the Assad regime and its Russian ally could aim at them.
Last year the White Helmets were pulling their bodies out from beneath the rubble in Aleppo.
The White Helmets rescue group said at least 87 people were killed Wednesday in Aleppo province. The number is expected to rise significantly as attacks intensify and underequipped medical facilities struggle to cope.
“The planes are up above. We can’t get out,” said the children’s hospital director, who gave his name as Hatem. “We’ve been hit before, but this isn’t like the other times. Every mother is holding her child. We can’t control things anymore. The parents want to protect their children by themselves.”…
…It was at least the ninth such attack on a medical facility in opposition-held areas nationwide in three days. The United States on Tuesday condemned the previous attacks, calling them violations of international humanitarian law….
While the bombing of Aleppo was on-going, Candidate Trump could not bring himself to condemn Assad or his Russian partner for their attacks upon the Syrian people. Last year during a Presidential debate, he was asked what he thought would happen if Aleppo fell. Trump’s response combined ignorance and untruths with appeasement.
…The most shocking error Trump uttered about Syria came when Raddatz asked him what he thinks will happen if Aleppo falls to the regime?
“I think that it basically has fallen. Okay? It basically has fallen,” Trump said. Then he quickly changed the subject to wonder aloud why the Iraqi government doesn’t do a “sneak attack” to liberate Mosul, it’s second largest city.
The Assad regime and its Russian partners are bombarding eastern Aleppo each and every day in a brutal campaign to crush the opposition under siege there by terrorizing the civilian population. The U.S. government and international experts agree Syria and Russia are committing war crimes there.
For Trump to deny that any hope exists for the people of Aleppo to resist this onslaught amounts to turning a blind eye to the ongoing atrocities. It’s probably not a coincidence that Trump’s description of the situation in Syria largely tracks with the Russian government propaganda line, because Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have roughly the same worldview….
The suffering and deaths of the children of Aleppo did not matter to private citizen or candidate Trump. Apparently refraining from criticizing Russia did.
As Occupant of the White House, his policies have shown no concern for the children and “beautiful babies” of Syria.
Bana Alabed, the 7-year-old Syrian girl who became famous for live-tweeting bombings in the besieged city of Aleppo, ultimately had to flee the city in December following the bombing and destruction of her family’s home. Now with her family in Turkey, Alabed, who has in the past conversed with J.K. Rowling over Twitter and made appeals to Michelle Obama, has written a letter to President Donald Trump enjoining him to “save the children and people of Syria.”
“In Aleppo, I was in school but soon it was destroyed because of the bombing. Some of my friends died. I am very sad about them and wish they were with me because we would play together by right now. I couldn’t play in Aleppo, it was the city of death,” wrote Alabed, according to a copy of a letter sent to the BBC by her mother.
“Right now in Turkey, I can go out and enjoy,” she continued. “However, millions of Syrian children are not like me right now and suffering in different parts of Syria … You must do something for the children of Syria because they are like your children and deserve peace like you.”
According to the New York Times, Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order indefinitely blocking Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. as soon as Thursday.
And so he did. Barely a week into his Presidency, Trump signed an executive order banning Syrian refugees from America.