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Hillary Clinton Bashes Trump for Blocking Syrian Refugees

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By    |   Friday, 07 Apr 2017 05:48 PM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spun Thursday's U.S. missile attack on a Syrian air base into a political point, saying the Trump administration should rethink its policy on Syrian refugees if it's worried about the safety of children in the war-torn nation.

CNN published video of Clinton at an apparent political event on Friday. In the brief clip, she fell short of praising the military action that came days after suspected Syrian military planes dropped chemical weapons on a village in the country's north and left dozens of the civilians dead.

"The action taken last night needs to be followed by a broader strategy to end Syria's civil war and to eliminate ISIS strongholds on both sides of the border," Clinton said. "So I hope this administration will move forward in a way that is both strategic and consistent with our values.

"And I also hope that they will recognize that we cannot in one breath speak of protecting Syrian babies and in the next close American doors to them."

That last bit was a shot at President Donald Trump's attempts to stop Syrian refugees from being relocated to the U.S. out of concerns for national security.

Earlier in her remarks, Clinton admitted that Syria has been an issue for some time.

"Look, Syria has been a wicked problem for a very long time. And the images of innocent people, of parents, and especially of children suffering in the aftermath of that most recent deadly gas attack were more appalling than I certainly can put into words," said Clinton, who lost to Trump in last fall's presidential election.

At an event in New York City Thursday, Clinton advocated for the U.S. to take out Syria's airfields to prevent it from attacking its own civilians in the future.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spun Thursday's U.S. missile attack on a Syrian air base into a political point, saying the Trump administration should rethink its policy on Syrian refugees if it's worried about the safety of children in the war-torn nation.
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