BREAKING – Macron says France has convinced Trump to ‘stay in Syria long-term’ @AFP— Jérôme Cartillier (@jcartillier) April 15, 2018
The news comes just over a week after Trump said he planned to bring all U.S. troops home from Syria, and militarily disengage from the area. Now, Macron says France “convinced him it was necessary to stay,” and “to stay for the long-term.” Trump Continue reading "French President Macron Says He’s Convinced Trump to ‘Stay in Syria Long-Term’"
“Ten days ago, President Trump was saying the United States of America had a duty to disengage from Syria.
We convinced him it was necessary to stay. I assure you, we have convinced him that it is necessary to stay for the long-term.”
(Emmanuel Macron) https://t.co/0x706FatLV — Jérôme Cartillier (@jcartillier) April 15, 2018
Only one problem with the tweet — Vice President Mike Pence wasn’t in Washington on Friday evening. The photo shows Pence at the table thus highlighting that it was taken earlier in the week as the vice president was in Peru on Friday. This was not lost on a number of sharp-eyed folks:
Last night the President put our adversaries on notice: when he draws a red line he enforces it. (Inside the Situation Room as President is briefed on Syria – Official WH photos by Shealah Craighead) pic.twitter.com/GzOSejdqQh— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) April 15, 2018