Transcript for Trump returns to White House with waning support in 3 key states
Now from president trump back from his vacation in the White House this morning. And facing new polls that show his approval has dropped in the three key states that made him president. In the thirties in Michigan Pennsylvania and Wisconsin just days after his controversial response to those events in Charlottesville. And over the weekend there were more protests the wake of that Charlottesville violence they stretch from California to Boston were mostly peaceful. All this as presidential prepares to address the nation tonight his first prime time speech from the White House the president will unveil his new military strategy in Afghanistan. Let's bring in our senior White House correspondent to so you Vegas to see the president has struggled this for months. He is expected authorized edition of Maury its troops on the ground which he has been very reluctant to do. Yeah exactly we're trying to about America's longest running war here George this decision comes after Friday's meeting. At Camp David where the president and his national security team met I'm told that's where basically the president's the latest solidified his decision but as you said. He is likely to follow the advice of his. Generals like James Mattis who are recommending the addition of about 4000 troops to Afghanistan there are about 8400 troops there they are right now. But just as you said though if that is the case this one wrapped present a real contradiction from some of his past comments you know before. He was elected he DK he said that we should have a speedy withdrawal white keep wasting our money there as president he's had a more muted response to Afghanistan but George she's faced a lot of criticisms as criticism especially from those like. John McCain who say that he's just taken too long to make this decision. And Cecile one of the voices who strikes against adding more troops to Afghanistan of course the presence former strategist. Steve Bennett and it is now left the white has gone back to break apart and for it looks to be. Preparing for rhetorical war on many fronts. Yet and he was not in that meeting on Friday back at Camp David George a war is right he's back at right mart news right they're taking up his old titlist. Can ad executive chairman of that conservative website and he is promising. To wage war all of these enemies everyone from congress to the media to corporate America he's battled openly with so many here in the west read from. Jerry at a Bach Gary Cohen the president's chief. Economic advisor but take a look at what Steve Bennett told the Washington Post after he was ousted on Friday he said if the Republican Party. On Capitol Hill gets behind the president on his plans and not Beers. It will all be sweetness and light be one big happy family but he says he does not expect sweetness to happen any time soon George let's think we have a very divisive September coming up Cecilia Vega thanks very much.
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