Why Tuesday Could Define Trump’s Presidency

Source: Time

By BRIAN BENNETT

April 10, 2018

Historians judge presidents by how they react in times of crisis, and during an unseasonably cold April in Washington, Trump is facing two major ones: how to respond to a brutal chemical strike in Syria and what to do about investigations reaching his inner circle.

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In both cases, Trump faces warring impulses between being the kind of decisive leader he likes to portray himself as and making a decision which could have lasting — and brutally negative — consequences for his presidency.

In Syria, Trump could decide that a suspected chemical attack crosses a red line, requiring a forceful military response against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. But he also risks further involvement in a war that he tried to disentangle the United States from just last week.

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Categories: America, The Muslim Times, USA

1 reply

  1. ‘ interesting times ‘ …. as the Chinese would say. (meaning ‘extremely dangerous, to the rest of us)

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