Like so many Syrian refugees who have clustered together in this northern Lebanese port, where an abandoned, weed-strewn train station stands as a metaphor for dashed dreams, Abu Moussa is feeling the frustration of exile.
Unlike many people here, though, the 30-year-old vegetable vendor has no problem with President Trump and his ban on refugee admissions for Syrians.
“We can't blame America,” said Abu Moussa — a nickname he gave for privacy reasons — as he took a coffee break Tuesday at a stall next to his vegetable stand. “Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states aren’t taking anyone. Those people are Muslims and they're not helping.”