Here’s been talking to Trump, who trends to go with what the least person he talks to on a issue says….
I wonder if that means that Defense Sec. Mattis is gonna stay?
Senator Lindsey Graham said President Donald Trump may be open to changing his strategy of pulling U.S. forces out of Syria after an eye-opening trip to Iraq the day after Christmas.
Graham, a South Carolina Republican who sits on the Senate Armed Forces Committee, has been a vocal critic of Trump’s plan to pull forces from the conflict. He said earlier on Sunday that he would try to change the president’s mind during a private lunch because the Islamic State is not completely defeated as the president previously has suggested.
“I feel better about Syria than I felt before I had lunch,” Graham told reporters after leaving the White House. “I think the president is taking this really seriously, and the trip to Iraq was well timed.” Trump has forged a plan with his generals in the field that “makes sense,” Graham added.
On CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning, Graham said Trump had talked to General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“I got a call from General Dunford,” Graham said. “The president is reconsidering how we do this.”….