Trump’s Syria strategy and the rift that it has created within the Trump base. The base has separated into two camps, the #TrumpTrumpers and the #AmericaFirsters.
One supports Trump through and through. The other is concerned with Trump moving away from his America First rhetoric of the campaign and into Middle Eastern wars.
I then break down the three leading theories for Trump's Syria strategy.
One, that it's just a limited strike designed to send a message. But Tillerson and Haley have been talking about regime change.
Cernovich Media has a scoop that there are plans in the works for a massive US ground invasion of Syria. There is also the possibility that Trump is working on a coalition force of troops from Jordan, Saudi, Egypt, and the Kurds to move in and stabilize Syria.
Finally, my own theory:
That Trump and Putin have established back-channel communications similar to the Cuban Missile Crisis, but cannot explain them publicly due to the "Russiagate" scandal.