Hillary Clinton called for bombing Syrian airfields hours before President Trump made the order

On Thursday evening, Hillary Clinton appeared at the Women in the World Summit and, during an interview, suggested that the U.S. bomb airfields in Syria.

Hours later, President Trump ordered such a strike, sending 59 cruise missiles to western Syria's Shayrat airfield, reports Time.

For some, the relationship between the two events stretches the boundaries of coincidence, notes Mediaite.

Click through criticism, and praise of Trump' Syria missile strike:

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While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked.
The President needs Congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution.
Our prior interventions in this region have done nothing to make us safer and Syria will be no different.
In statement, @TulsiGabbard condemns Trump's military action in #Syria, says he 'acted recklessly.' #HINews https://t.co/ciJjOaRYQe
Pelosi calls U.S. Airstrikes in Syria a "proportional response" https://t.co/D6tUuVKPwE
Senator Rubio releases statement after U.S. conducted air strikes against Assad regime in Syria… https://t.co/KhhOQUoE2Q
Trump sent US ground troops to Syria last month purportedly to fight ISIS. Now our troops are at risk of being attacked by #Assad forces.
Watched @POTUS remarks. Congress authorized @POTUS to use force on terrorists. We NEVER authorized force to enforce chemical weapons treaty.

Both Clinton's statement and Trump's action came in response to the dropping of a fatal substance, believed to contain Sarin, on a Syrian village, according to The Independent.

About 80 people, including children, were killed in the reported chemical weapons attack. According to U.S. intelligence, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was behind the attack.

At Thursday's summit, Clinton said, in part, "Assad has an air force, and that air force is the cause of most of these civilian deaths...I really believe that we should have and still should take out his airfields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them."

After the strike, Trump stated, "...I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons."

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