NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 10, 2017
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(White House: Kristen Welker) The escalating tensions between the US & Russia in the wake of the military strike on Syria that was in response to a chemical attack on civilians examined; details given about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s upcoming trip to Moscow and the mixed messages about the fate of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad. [Former US Ambassador to Syria Robert FORD- says Tillerson’s message will be: this is not the Obama administration.] [TILLERSON – says we re-dedicate ourselves to holding to account any who commit crimes against the innocents.] [White House press secretary Sean SPICER – says if you gas a baby you will see a response from this president.] [US Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki HALEY- says in no way do we see peace with Assad as the head of the government.] Spicer’s downplaying of the tension between Steve Bannon and President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, noted.