On Sunday, aids groups implicated President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack in Syria against a rebel-occupied area of Douma.
This has set off a chain reaction of events, with Trump saying he will consider military response and a Russian diplomat saying that a U.S. missile fired at Syria would be shot down. which elicited this response from Trump:
Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
We get the latest from Washington Post national political reporter John Wagner.