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US President Donald Trump addresses the nation on the situation in Syria April 13, 2018 at the White House in Washington, DC. Trump said strikes on Syria are under way.  / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump addresses the nation on the situation in Syria April 13, 2018 at the White House in Washington, DC. Trump said strikes on Syria are under way.  / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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The 'wag the dog' question

Brian Stelter asks Sabrina Siddiqui and David Gergen the uncomfortable question raised by Rachel Maddow just minutes after President Trump announced strikes in Syria: Does Trump have a "wag the dog" perception problem? David Gergen says "it was not a wag the dog," but "it may have been twisting the tail."

The 'wag the dog' question

Brian Stelter asks Sabrina Siddiqui and David Gergen the uncomfortable question raised by Rachel Maddow just minutes after President Trump announced strikes in Syria: Does Trump have a "wag the dog" perception problem? David Gergen says "it was not a wag the dog," but "it may have been twisting the tail."