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Hillary Clinton: Trump Can't 'speak Of Protecting Syrian Babies' While Pushing A Ban Of Refugees. That Says A Lot About Trump.
That missile strike was a meaningless slap on the wrist that was intended to make Trump look strong. What happens if Assad decides to do it again?
 Listen  08 Apr 2017 04:29
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If Assad does it again then he can expect the same.
 
 Tomcat  08 Apr 2017 12:44
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A very interesting reason, Deonatus. But, I do not think Trump is a compassionate person.Trump is a narcissist, and a professional Con man ( e.g. Trump University). In my book, A professional Con man's sympathy and concern for others is a lie to fully deceive the innocent victim or victims.
 
 Listen  08 Apr 2017 08:41
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 While I would tend to agree that Trump is a narcissist, that still doesn't exclude moral outrage from Trump. I would generally agree that Trump has selfish and immoral tendencies but that doesn't mean he automatically has no capacity for human virtue especially in the face of such glaring abuses to humanity. Let's put it like this, let's say I have a coworker who is negligent and makes a mistake and to cover for it he lies to my boss to tries to get me fired from my job for his mistake. And let's say he does this all the time. We would both agree based on his behavior that he generally does not care about others around him. Now let's say he witnesses a murder or rape. Would it be fair for me to say he would not feel any compassion or emotion on behalf of the victim? No, because even a pattern of selfish and immoral behavior does not prove that one could not feel human compassion when they see someone else getting wronged. This is usually due to rationalizations made by the perpetrator. They are able to see the wrongs of others better than the wrongs they committed. It's hypocritical but not impossible and in the case of a massacre of innocents with deadly nerve agents I would say Trump does most likely feels a certain level of compassion. I would also point out that Hillary herself is fairly narcissistic too.
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 08 Apr 2017 17:50
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Former Secretary Hillary Clinton's statement is wrong. President Donald Trump can speak of protecting Syrian babies and still be for a refugee freeze. This is coming from someone who neither voted for Trump or supported his freeze on refugees. It is not fair for Clinton to pretend that her plan to help Syrians (admitting refugees) is the only way to help Syrians/Syrian children. Most Trump supporters I've listened to say they believe the best way to help Syrians is to fix Syria and help them where they're at. This is exactly what Trump's goal is. He is doing what he believes will be best for ending human rights abuses in Syria. You can disagree on how to solve a problem while still acknowledging that the other side wants to solve it too.

As for your statements in the debate descriptions, I think you're right that Donald Trump has a big ego and cares about appearing strong but that doesn't mean he couldn't also be motivated by compassion/moral imperitive for those who suffered and died by Assad's use of chemical weapons. As for your question about what he will do next, I've been asking myself that since he was elected lol ;) I guess we'll have to wait and see.
 
 Deonatus  08 Apr 2017 06:14
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