After Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack which killed more than 100 people in Syria, the United States responded by carrying out an air strike, targeting several military airfields in Syria. Many have accused Syrian President Bashar Assad for Tuesday’s attack, including President Donald Trump, stating this was his reason for carrying out Thursday night’s air strikes.
As with everything these days, people took to social media – specifically Twitter – to share their thoughts on this issue. Syria was the number one trending topic on Twitter Thursday night and remained one of the top ten well into Friday afternoon.
Many were against Trump’s decision.
Sorry I am disappointing folks by not jumping on board Trump’s #Syria attack.
One can believe Assad is a monster AND know Trump is as well.
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) April 7, 2017
Others pointed out the fact that four years earlier Trump was condemning Obama for the very same thing he carried out last night.
— FlókiUSA (@FlokiUSA) April 7, 2017
Some used memes to show how they felt about the airstrikes.
— Partisangirl (@Partisangirl) April 7, 2017
And many were upset that the missiles lead to more death in an already war-torn country.
— Faisal (@faisaltanoli59) April 7, 2017
But even though much of Twitter’s reaction was against the air strikes, there were still people who tweeted about being hopeful and trusting Trump’s decisions.
We have to trust that our President knows so much more than we do. You cannot judge his actions when we have a fraction of the intel. #Syria
— Audra LaRay (@audralaray) April 7, 2017
Strange to see people taking the moral high ground against air stikes in #Syria. No to airstrikes but yes to chemical attacks on civilians?
— President Trump (@MajorityTrump) April 7, 2017
Like always, we can depend on social media users to use 140 characters or less to discuss their true feelings on controversial issues.