1. Election 2020: Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard who is running for United States president in 2020 as a Democrat said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not an enemy of the U.S. but is not a good person on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
2. Ilham Ahmad, a leader of the Syrian Democratic Council, the political arm of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Syrian U.S. military partner in the fight against the Islamic State, extended her trip to Washington. So far, her visit has not involved an invitation to visit the White House and meet with the president of the United States (Shout! News).
3. President Trump dodged a question on his plan to withdraw troops from Syria on CBS News "Face the Nation" last Sunday. Host Margaret Brennan asked the president about his contradiction telegraphing his retreat from Syria but criticizing Obama for doing so in Iraq.