Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, perfectly summed up Trump’s hypocrisy in Syria with her tweet:
If @realDonaldTrump truly wants to help Syrians fleeing murderers, he should drop his effort to ban their children from America immediately.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 8, 2017
Trump began his Presidency by attempting to enact an illegal immigration ban, which included all Syrian refugees. The ban was ultimately deemed unconstitutional and struck down in federal court.
The irony, of course, was not lost on Elizabeth Warren. Trump was moved enough to spend $60 million dropping Tomahawk missiles on a base in Syria, but not quite moved enough to actually protect Syria’s children from danger by offering them refuge in the United States.
Of course, if there is one thing that Trump has been consistent in his Presidency, it’s his hypocrisy. Thank you, Elizabeth Warren, for holding Trump accountable and calling him out when Republicans won’t.
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Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.