Clinton shares thoughts on Syria at fundraiser in Houston

Trevor Jackson
April 17, 2017

The question of attacking Syria was a major point of debate during the 2016 election, with President Trump warning against the idea, as potentially leading to a war with Russian Federation, and Hillary Clinton campaigning heavily on the idea of attacking Syria. Clinton, who spoke at the Women in the World conference in NY on Thursday, called for the U.S. Congress to launch an investigation into the matter.

Speaking at a luncheon in Houston on Friday, Hillary Clinton, former Democratic presidential candidate, said Trump's reasoning for the airstrikes on Syria conflicts with his attempt to ban the Middle Eastern country's refugees from entering the United States, according to local TV station ABC13.

During her tenure at the State Department and her presidential campaign, Clinton, 69, advocated for more aggressive action to deter Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and said the USA should implement a no-fly zone, the CBS News reported.

Asked about the U.S. policy in Syria and the recent intervention, Clinton said that she believed they could have done more.

Clinton on Friday urged the administration to "recognize that we can not in one breath speak of protecting Syrian babies and in the next close America's doors to them".

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Clinton hoped that the White House moves forward with a broader strategy and consistent with American values. Clinton is expected to address more than 2,400 people.

Meanwhile, Trump has repeatedly advocated for a refugee ban that would include people fleeing war in Syria - something Clinton implies is in direct contrast to his concern for these children.

"I didn't fully understand how impactful that was", said Clinton.

She said she spent a lot of time wrestling with the fact that 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton continued her lifelong advocacy for women during her onstage interview with Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times at the Women in the World Summit on Thursday.

Other reports by TheDailyFarc

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