President Trump says U.S. airstrikes in Syria were launched in response to this week's deadly chemical attacks. Speaking from Florida, Trump called the chemical attacks horrible and barbaric and said they were aimed at innocent civilians. The President said the airstrikes are in the vital national security interest of the U.S. Trump called on civilized nations to join the U.S. in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria. 

 More than 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched at an airfield where the it is believed the deadly chemical attacks originated.  The attacks killed dozens of people in Syria, including children.  

Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago estate for meetings with the president of China.  

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