Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 463 words, a 2 minute read.
The Trumps with the president and first lady of Turkey last month in New York City. Photo: Turkish Presidency/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Just when he needs his Republican allies the most, President Trump is sowing confusion about the fate of Kurds and ISIS in Syria.
Why it matters: There is increasing concern that removing U.S. troops will allow Turkey to commit ethnic cleaning against the Kurds — and make it harder to keep ISIS prisoners locked up.
What they're saying: Even loyal Trump defenders like Sen. Lindsey Graham are apoplectic about his "shortsighted and irresponsible" decision.
But Rand Paul stands with Trump: "So many neocons want us to stay in wars all over the Middle East forever. [Trump] is absolutely right to end those wars and bring the troops home."
Meanwhile, in Russia: Vladimir Putin did another odd photoshoot in the Siberian taiga.
Photos: Jemal Countess/Getty Images; Tristar Media/Getty Images
Here comes Jeff Daniels as James Comey, courtesy of the CBS TV miniseries based on the Comey memoir "A Higher Loyalty," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
P.S. Brendan Gleeson will play President Trump.