Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says Trump is re-evaluating rapid Syria withdrawal

Linsey Graham (R)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Trump is re-evaluating a rapid withdrawal of US forces from Syria, an influential Republican senator said Sunday, signalling White House concerns that a withdrawal could allow Islamic State militants to regain a foothold in the country.

“We talked about Syria. He told me some things I didn’t know that made me feel a lot better about where we’re headed in Syria,” Graham told reporters outside the White House after the meeting. “We still have some differences but I will tell you that the president is thinking long and hard about Syria – how to withdraw our forces but at the same time achieve our national security interests.”