Transcript for White House: No decision has been made yet on military action in Syria
basement. Good evening, and we are re inru tonight, as this regind the world now awaits potential action against Syria. After that horrifichel attack here. President trump in the last 24 hours warning that missiles, nice, new and smart were coming. Anen late today, the presidening withis national secure . Just about 90 milesrohere, the site of that suspe emical attack in douma, a, that has the U.S. Now wng with its allies, Britain and France. Todahe president HOL that meeting, and afard, a more cautious tone from the white house, saying no L decision hen made. But what is clear is the president is preparing to make that decision and soon. Ab chief white house espondent jonathar leading us off. Reporter: Sly after president trump met with his national security team, the white house deed there has en no decision yet on military actin Syria. This morning, the president said E decision would bming fairly soon. W see what happen folks. We'll see what happens. It's too bad that the world us in a position like that. Reporter:s a starkly differ tone from the president. St 24 hours ear, he made it sound like an attack on syrwa about to happen, tweeting a warning about U.S. Missiles T Syria's most importantally. "Get ready, Russia, becau they will be coming, nice and new and smart." That tweet was widely criticized as directly contradictin presids insistenc that aitary strike kept secret until it happens. Militarily, I don't lik say where I'm going Andi' doing. Whatever happenehent of surprise? Reporter: Thirning, the ent clarifd, "Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could ery soon oso soon at all!" At was defense secretary Mattis's messagecoress today. Today our president say that he's not made a decis Rr: But with his national security team focused on Syria, our cameras spotted other guest leave E house,uty attorney gen rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special sel investigation. Turns out, he met with president trump too. White house Ed it a routine meeting. But Rosenstein is increasingly under fire from the president and his allies. Former chief white house strategistve Bannon and other trump supporters are leading a public campaiget Rosenstein fired. So should he fiosenstein? Oh,ould fire Rosenstein in a new yminute, without any question. And Jon Karl with us tonight from thehite house. And Jon, the president balancing that increasing heat from Robert mur, of course with this international crisis a thee time. And just a short Tim ago, the decision has been made? Reporter: David, the no doubt that the natl city team here is gearing U for action on sy but the white house says no decision has been made. Are still assessing the intelligence and coordinating with O allies. In fact, tonight, the predent has spoken with britishrime mini Theresa may and told he also plans to talk T French pnt macron, as well.
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