Trump Hails ‘Smart, Hard-Working’ Armenians

President Trump after signing the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act into law. Archbishop Vicken Aykazian  is seen behind him second from left in the back row
President Trump after signing the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act into law. Archbishop Vicken Aykazian  is seen behind him second from left in the back row

President Trump after signing the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act into law. Archbishop Vicken Aykazian is seen behind him second from left in the back row

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump hailed Armenians as “smart and hard-working” people. Trump spoke to Archbishop Vicken Aykazian of the Eastern Diocese before he signed the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act into law, reported Voice of America.

On Tuesday, Trump signed into law the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, which seeks to ensure US aid reaches Christian and Yazidi genocide victims.

The bill that was passed unanimously in the House on November 27 and in the Senate on October 11, seeks to ensure that US aid reaches Christian and Yazidi genocide victims in Iraq and Syria.

“This bill continues my administration’s efforts to direct US assistance for persecuted communities including through faith-based programs,” Trump said.

“With this document the US decides that it will henceforth not allow Christians to suffer and should do its best to provide material and moral assistance,” Archbishop Vicken Aykazian said, adding that through this law, the US aid will reach both the small Christian communities in Syria and Iraq, and those that have found refuge in other countries.

The Archbishop said that during a conversation prior to the signing ceremony a State Department representative hailed Armenia’s role in accepting refugees from the Middle East.

Aykazian also said Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton was impressed by his recent visit to Armenia. As for Trump, he is well informed about Armenians, he added.

“When I said I’m Armenian, he said… ‘Oh, Armenians are smart and hard-working people,’” the Archbishop told the Voice of America.

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  1. Sarkis Ghazarian said:

    This is the same President who has drastically reduced the number if refugees allowed to enter the USA since he took office.
    Trump’s anti-refugee policy has impacted the same “smart and hard working Armenians” who have had to flee Syria and Iraq and are not able to enter the USA as refugees.

    • State of Emergency said:

      They should first try to settle in Armenia if they’re truly “smart and hard working”. What good is it they they employ all that energy to enrich other countries?

    • Raffi said:

      Besides that everything is relative in life, times have changed, US is not a NO one’s land country, it’s world’s most powerful nation, and should preserve it’s safety, how about 100 million Chinese or 100 million from India walk to US? they should be given free passage too?

  2. KEVORK said:

    Thank you to our President . It takes a hard working and smart man to recognize others

  3. HAGOP said:

    THE USA HAS A RIGHT TO CONTROL WHO ENTERS AND WHO DOESNT!!!! USA HAS TOO MANY ILLEGAL ALIENTS WHO CROSSED THE BORDER!!!! TOO EXPENSIVE TO EDUCATE MEDICATE SECTION 8 WELFARE!!!!!! MUSLIMS ALSO INVADING EUROPE AND USA, CHANGING NATION CULTURE, NOT WILLING TO ASSIMILATE AND FORCING SHARIA LAW!!!!! MUSLIM NO-GO NEIGHBORHOODS IN EUROPE NOW!!!!!! FRENCH POLICE DO NOT GO INSIDE!!!! ARMENIANS ARE SMART AND HARDWORKING AND WILL BE SUCCESSFUL WHEREVER THEY GO!!!!!!!!!!!

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