“Sorry, I know I was going to start this conversation, but I can’t watch those images,” Bickmore, 36, said as she teared up. “I know I am not alone. The audience was covering their faces. Our tears, feeling sad, we can’t do anything.
“I know sitting here in safe Australia, our feelings don’t change anything," the mother-of-two continued. "What can Trump do? Will he change his mind? Will he act? Is this something we will look back on and feel like the world did nothing?”
Bickmore's co-host Waleed Aly was lost for words. “I don’t think I have anything optimistic to say about it,” he said.
“He’s manoeuvred himself into a hopeless situation as far as responding to this is concerned.”
Bickmore then referred to a photo of a man named Abdul-Hamid Alyousef who was photographed holding his late twins who died of a suspected chemical attack.
“Imagine the dad with his twins dead in his arms?” a visibly upset Bickmore said.
Aly, 38, responded: “I don’t know what more we can say really."