Fox News Tells Trump: Bomb Syria--Now

ASAWIN SUEBSAENG NOAH SHACHTMAN
The Daily Beast
Apr. 10, 2018

On Monday morning, Bassam Rifai, a political adviser at the Syrian American Council, appeared on the Fox News program Happening Now to urge President Donald Trump to escalate in Syria in the aftermath of the reported deadly chemical weapons attack.

“I would be surprised if I didn’t see any strikes,” Rifai said. “The president needs to take swift and decisive action right now.”

Then he turned to face the camera.

“President Trump, I am speaking to you directly,” he continued. “Do not take the same mistakes that President Obama had made… What we need to do right now is to take out... Assad’s air force.”


When asked Monday afternoon if he wanted to appear on Fox News on Monday, instead of CNN or MSNBC, to try to get a message to the president—a habitual Fox watcher—Rifai simply told The Daily Beast, “Yes, that’s correct.”

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