1. Congress is (mostly) all for it
With few exceptions, congressional members expressed support for Donald Trump’s missile strikes in Syria. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said Trump was authorized to conduct the strikes, and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi called the attack ‘proportional’.
But not all members
Senator Rand Paul dissented, saying: “Our prior interventions in this region have done nothing to make us safer.” Other members said that Trump should consult with Congress before taking future military action.
Targeted base still in use – report
JUST IN: Syrian warplanes take off from air base hit by U.S., carry out strikes in Homs countryside - Syrian observatory for human rights— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 7, 2017
Trump ally Farage registers skepticism
Many Trump voters will be worried about this military intervention. Where will it end?— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) April 7, 2017
2. Clinton on misogyny
Hillary Clinton told a Women in the World summit that she “spends a lot of time wrestling” with the fact that 53% of white women voted for Trump. “Certainly misogyny played a role,” she said.
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4. Trump considers shake-up – report
Frustrated by White House infighting, the president is considering moving chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon out of their current roles, the Wall Street Journal reported.
5. Trump-Xi meeting concludes
Trump claimed “tremendous progress” had been made in his one-day summit with Chinese president Xi Jinping, who said: “President Trump has given us a warm welcome and treated us very well.”