President Trump’s strike in Syria could prove to be a bellwether moment for his Presidency.
The President’s late-night military response to Bashar al-Assad’s alleged chemical attack was generally praised by both lawmakers and pundits on both sides of the aisle.
But according to FOX News’ Ed Henry, Donald Trump didn’t just send a message to Assad, he told Americans he will be very different than his predecessors.
On Friday’s show, Fox News Channel’s chief national correspondent Ed Henry joined Tom to give his take on the sneak attack.
Henry spent years in the trenches at the White House, serving as the White House correspondent for two Presidents with two very different styles. As Henry pointed out, when he covered President George W. Bush’s White House for CNN, the White House was routinely criticized for being too eager to act militarily. President Obama, who Henry covered for Fox News, on the other hand was routinely criticized for his action and being indecisive when it came to taking military action.
Ed Henry says Trump’s decisive but measured action Thursday night suggests he will be very different from both of those Presidents and his style will be, “somewhere between a cowboy and a professor”.
The D.C. vet wonders if this is what the American people want when it comes to fighting terror and responding to other adversaries.
Henry, who just released his new book, 42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story, also discussed President Obama’s “red line” moment and what Trump’s missions success will mean for his Presidency.