Many Trump voters welcome US air strikes as show of strength

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April 8, 2017 01:16
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For many supporters of US President Donald Trump, his decision to bomb a Syrian airfield in retaliation for a poison gas attack was a decisive show of strength and resolve - just what they voted for in November.

In interviews with more than a dozen Trump voters, many acknowledged that getting the US military directly involved in the Syrian conflict was a far cry from the "America First" isolationism the Republican candidate espoused during the campaign.

Unlike several prominent far-right backers who denounced Thursday's air strikes in Syria, most of the Trump voters interviewed in Texas, Florida and New York on Friday said the attack was not an abdication of his commitment to put US interests above all others.

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