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Axios Apr 18
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Trump's foreign policy tangles with his own cabinet

Trump sits in the Oval Office flanked by cabinet members, including Mattis and Haley. Photo: Pool via Getty Images

President Trump is striking back against his cabinet over foreign policy decisions, crossing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on Russia sanctions and overruling Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on congressional approval for Syria airtstrikes.

The bottom line: These conflicts with top aides — one of them unfolding in the open — show that, in the end, the president will govern how he wants.