Trump is isolated on Syria


National News

October 17, 2019 - 10:19 AM

President Donald Trump pauses as he meets with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy in the Oval Office Tuesday. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump found himself increasingly isolated on Wednesday as members of his own party joined a House resolution condemning his withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, congressional Democrats stormed out of a White House strategy session and top administration officials departed on an uncertain diplomatic mission to Turkey.

The rising tensions in the White House underscored the difficulty

Trump is facing in navigating twin crises that are inflaming all elements of government — an impeachment probe at home and Turkey’s invasion into Kurdish strongholds of Syria, a move triggered by Trump’s abrupt troop withdrawal.

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