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D.L. Hughley blasts Trump for Syrian air strike

Photo Credit: Twitter – @RealDLHughley

Photo credit: Twitter – @RealDLHughley

The world was surprised this week when President Trump confirmed that he had authorized a military air strike against a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria that killed dozens of people earlier in the week. Since the U.S. missile strike, numerous citizens and celebs alike have been weighing in on what many call a grave and malicious mistake on the president’s part. Now, famed comedian D.L. Hughley is weighing in on the matter and calling Trump a hypocrite.

In an interview with the paparazzi, Hughley explained that he thinks it’s “ironic” that Trump is ordering missile air strikes and that Trump is just following in a long line of other politicians who benefit from attacking “poor Brown people.”

“But I think nothing’s more American than bombing poor Brown people and I think it’s ironic that Syrians have been dying for years and there have been several that have been killed in chemical attacks since he became president,” Hughley said, expressing suspicion of Trump. “And all of a sudden these are the ones that you wanna …”

According to Hughley, Trump’s motivation for ordering the attack was to raise his approval rating with mainstream White America.

“This is all about him having poor ratings, his poll numbers were poor, he was losing the faith of the American people and nothing instills faith in the American people like bombing poor Brown people. To me, if you support the bombing of Syria but you also supported the banning of those Syrian refugees you’re a f—ing hypocrite,” Hughley explained.

The comedian was then asked about Trump’s comments on Obama’s previous stance on Syrian refugees.

“Obama wanted to be compassionate and let them in. Trump’s compassion is delivered at the tip of a cruise missile. To me, if you’re only willing to open your arsenals and not your borders, what is the point?” Hughley explained.

Hughley then pondered the death toll of Syrian citizens who might have survived the Syrian chemical attacks had Trumped opened America’s borders to them.

“I wonder how many of those kids were on the list, the same list to be denied entry into the United States of America [who] are now dead by chemical attacks?” Hughley said.

What do you think of Hughley’s critique of Trump’s attack on Syria? Let us know in the comments.


  1. The Spook by the Dor on April 8, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I totally agree with DL Hughley, that missile strike was all done forTrump’s ratings. And yes Donald Trump is a hypocrite for ordering that middle strike.

    • mike d on April 13, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      Hugely is a hypocrite and an idiot. Obama bombed Libya for weeks and killed thousands of people in his air campaign but I guess when a black president bombs people it’s A -OK ..

  2. Bernice on April 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Totally agree with DL

  3. Viktorya on April 8, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Trump bombing was just another show and tell distraction for ratings. Russia already had head up to warn and protect their interest in Syria. Putin knew we did not want a WWIII with Russia. North Korea will be the real deal and test for Trump, because Kim Jong-Un have no love for family, friends or foe. Those who were old enough to remember the Cuba crisis it was a scary time. I remember practicing in school, how to protect yourself and even learn where the fall out shelters locations in my community. Let not forget the monthly loud civil defense siren that could be heard for miles. This was in Los Angeles back in the early sixties. Do not want to repeat that nightmare.

  4. DeBra M Kenton on April 8, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    I agree with DL completely with heart & soul, Deflector and Chief is a hypocritical a $$.

  5. nosey rosy on April 8, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    we cant let millions of syrians over here so his comment was not understood , but he did make sense to say , trump is grand standing , show casing his untalented political agenda , trump wants power and he got it .. so no he play ” america mistake is putting him in the whtie house . we will see more gungho moves on his behalf as he pace through 4 years , i even said way before election day that his agenda was to make his children political strong . he want them to be accepted so if they run for an office they will get it . he wanted ivanka to be high office one day .. she will never be president , and he seem to think she will ., his sons are to greedy to run for anything . so he used his , business savy son in law .. well he forgot one thing ..if ivanka divorce jared ? all the secrets are out even american secrets .. jared must know something heavy on that family , because no one place a son in law in that type position????? kennedys never did it .. the bushes , nor the clintons … his wife opt out of the first lady spot giving it to ivanka period

    • GENE SLIGH on April 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      I think DL for down low,should run for congress or President.

  6. Rollsizzle on April 9, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Hughley is right on the mark about Trump. He’s a selfish, ruthless tyrant who cares about no one and has no regard for anyone or anything righteous or good.

  7. Areatha Keeton on April 9, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Thanks D.L. for telling it like it is. You’re right on point. Keep doing what you’re doing. Love it!!

  8. Bobby williams on April 9, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    I agree with DL Hughley 100% let me say this hey P Diddy Ice Cube 50 Cent Kanye West Floyd Mayweather Mike Tyson Shaquille O’Neal are you all happy because y’all voted for this piece of s*** are you all happy now that y’all Nazi KKK leader is killing people because his ratings are low y’all voted for him so I won’t to know what you all think now I’ll call you the new black KKK because whatever he represent y’all represent

    • GENE SLIGH on April 12, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      Being on tv,actor or comedian,this really gets you ready to be a leader in politics and makes you an expert on warfare and helps elevate you to be a leader in world affairs and human rights.I think people should listen to all actors and people who are paid to recite what other people write because this is who we should be really be following and electing to lead our country.This would solve all our problems.We could then truly have world peace.Lets get Opra,Whoopy,D L Hughley,Snoop Dog,Roman Polanski,Meryl Streep and George Clooney and all their millions to form an election commitee to decide which of them will be our next Commander in Chief.

    • mike d on April 13, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Obama bombed Libya for weeks , killing hundreds and no blacks gave a F$&CK . I guess when a black guy orders the bombing (for two weeks) it’s all good.

  9. Curly Bill on April 9, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    So I presume Mr..Hughley and all of his sycophants here are OK with chemical strikes against children. Let me guess. You all vote democrat.

    • Mason Youngblood on April 12, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Notice how noone here is responding to your pointless ‘distraction’..and I’m only responding to alert you that we are intelligent, progressive Black people who have evolved to the degree that pointless distraction does not throw us off course. Speaking of which, I applaud you Mr. D.L. Hughley for being bold enough and brave enough to stand in truth..not for just Blacks but anywhere there is injustice..for that are spoke the truth and I encourage you to keep on keeping on.

  10. nosey rosy on April 12, 2017 at 10:23 am

    being a celebrity is tough now days cause you lose a lot of friends and money when you tell the truth about republican agenda , the republicans voted him in because he wass rich period , and they felt he would help rich people not poor , they were wrong . trump has help poor somewhat by bringing back jobs mexicans took , but he is still a gorilla headed , two headed beast , who has a daughter who is as greedy as he , melania is staying back from the light i see why she want ivanka to take all the harsh critisism she aint got time for . she is a pretty woman and she has her own things going , everybody dont want to be no first lady ., and that should be ok . . she will divorce trump for sure ,, this is probaboy why she is not playing an active roll in the white house and i dont believe she will ever live in that white house never