Apr 6, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump considering military action in Syria

John Minchillo / AP

When President Trump was asked yesterday if he'd change his Syria policy after a chemical attack by Bashar al-Assad on Syrian civilians, his response was cryptic: "you'll see." Now, Trump has told some senior members of Congress that he's considering military action in Syria as retaliation for the attack, per CNN.

Nothing is set in stone and no decisions have been made, but Trump is reportedly leaning on Defense Secretary James Mattis regarding any potential action.

On Wednesday, Trump said his attitude toward Assad had changed, adding that the attack, which killed at least 70 civilians, "crossed a lot of lines for me. When you kill innocent children... that crosses many, many lines beyond a red line."

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