NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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(West Palm Beach, Florida: Hallie Jackson) Signs that President Trump is weighing military action in Syria after the sarin gas attack on civilians examined; scenes shown of a Syrian man crying over his dead twins and his wife, and of Trump with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Florida; details given about Trump’s reversal of his view on Syrian President Bashir al-Assad. [TRUMP – says something should happen.] [Secretary of State Rex TILLERSON – says it’s a serious matter and requires a serious response.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM- says if he does nothing it’s going to be Obama on steroids.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(London: Richard Engel) The US military options outlined; details given of concerns about the response from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who backs Syria, and the safety of American troops. [Former Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA- says it could be a matter of hours or days.] The length of the military action discussed.
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