Reports: Syria Strike Appears 'Imminent' – Pence Press Pool 'Rushed Unexpectedly' Back to Hotel
President Donald Trump is expected to deliver an address on Syria momentarily.
Trump to provide statement on Syria in 30 minutes
— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) April 14, 2018
President Trump will address the nation about Syria tonight, a White House official said, per @jeffzeleny— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) April 14, 2018
A US official says President Trump has made a final decision on Syria after a week of deliberation, per @Kevinliptakcnn
Video. Trump to appear momentarily:
President Trump may be about to strike Syria. Reporters traveling with Vice President Mike Pence in Peru say they were "rushed unexpectedly" back to the hotel, and White House reporters say there is an "expectation" that a strike on Syria is "imminent."
NBC News' Hallie Jackson:
Press traveling with @VP say they've now been rushed unexpectedly back to the motorcade, heading back to hotel. Not planned.
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) April 14, 2018
AFP White House Correspondent :
20:19 at the White House. We still have no lid and the President is not in the West Wing. The expectation is that military strikes against Syria are imminent. pic.twitter.com/dNfX7OIGqf
— Andrew Beatty (@AndrewBeatty) April 14, 2018
A report from the Vice President's press pool says "Vice President Pence was supposed to attend a reception and banquet hosted by the Peruvian President in Lima this evening. He is instead headed to the hotel. The press pool had to leave the press filing center earlier than expected, running to the vans as quickly as we could."
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