White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted a photo on Friday showing the moment President Donald Trump and his team huddled at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida to decide on firing dozens of missiles at a Syrian military air base.
- White House Press Secretary
The US launched the missiles as a response to a chemical attack allegedly carried out by the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad earlier this week that killed at least 80 people.
The photo includes Trump’s closest advisors and core members of his economic team. At the table (from left to right):
- Joe Hagin, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary President Donald Trump Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State H.R. McMaster, National Security Advisor Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff
On the periphery (left to right):
- Sean Spicer, Press Secretary A military aide Stephen Bannon, Chief Strategist Stephen Miller, Senior Advisor Michael Anton, Senior National Security Official Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Gary Cohn, Chief Economic Advisor
Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, were included via a secure VTC phone link.