After a chemical attack in Syria resulted in the deaths of close to 100 innocent people, it was only a matter of time before Donald Trump decided to take action. In his first military order, Trump decided to make a move.

Trump on Syria

It was reported that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad ordered a chemical attack on his own people, with recent reports confirming that the banned substance "sarin" was used in the attack. As expected, al-Assad has dismissed the allegations, with many right-wing conspiracy theorists and others, like former Rep. Ron Paul, claiming it is all part of a "false flag" operation.

In response, Donald Trump said that "something should happen" to the Syrian government over their targeted attacks. "I think what Assad did is terrible," Trump said, before adding, "I think what happened in Syria is one of the truly egregious crimes." As reported by CBS News on April 6, Trump has made his decision.

On Thursday night, Donald Trump gave the order to the United States military to launch close to 60 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles at a Syrian airbase in retaliation to the aforementioned chemical attack.

The missiles were sent from two United States warships that were located in the Mediterranean Sea. According to an NBC News report, United States officials say that individuals on the ground were not targeted, but rather an aircraft and other infrastructure in the area which were hit. MSNBC's Joe Scarborough also confirmed that multiple allies of the United States gave their support for the airstrikes.

"A high ranking administration official says foreign countries from Arab states to Canada supported tonight's strikes vs. Syria," Scarborough tweeted. As of press time, Trump has not offered an offical comment, but is expected to do so at some point in the near future.

Twitter response

Once the news broke, Twitter reacted as expected. "We just fired 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base. I want to know though: Does Trump have a plan?" actor George Takei wondered.

"Launching airstrikes will not end horrific carnage in Syria-- There is no military resolution to crisis," editor of The Nation Katrina vandenHeuvel‏ tweeted out.

"We r bombing Syria - while he golfs in Florida. WAR" actress and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell wrote on Twitter. "For the record, with the info we have right now and my lack of trust in the mainstream media, I am against escalating in Syria," Dave Rubin tweeted out.

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