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Read Trump address to the nation : President Donald Trump’s remarks to the nation on Friday night from the White House as provided by the White House.

 My fellow Americans, a short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway. We thank them both.

Tonight, I want to speak with you about why we have taken this action.

One year ago, Assad launched a savage chemical weapons attack against his own innocent people. The United States responded with 58 missile strikes that destroyed 20 percent of the Syrian Air Force.

Last Saturday, the Assad regime again deployed chemical weapons to slaughter innocent civilians — this time, in the town of Douma, near the Syrian capital of Damascus. This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very terrible regime.

The evil and the despicable attack left mothers and fathers, infants and children, thrashing in pain and gasping for air. These are not the actions of a man; they are crimes of a monster instead. Read more

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Read Trump address to the nation : President Donald Trump’s remarks to the nation on Friday night from the White House as provided by the White House.

Read Trump address to the nation : President Donald Trump’s remarks to the nation on Friday night from the White House as provided by the White House.

Read Trump address to the nation : President Donald Trump’s remarks to the nation on Friday night from the White House as provided by the White House.

Read Trump address to the nation : President Donald Trump’s remarks to the nation on Friday night from the White House as provided by the White House.