Spoiler alert: Trump will probably bomb Syria

4 reasons why Trump is almost certainly going to lob missiles at Assad

President Donald Trump.
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If you've watched any reality TV contest show, you're familiar with a particular style of cliffhanger that comes around the 50-minute mark, where the contestants are assembled to find out the results of that round of competition. After a long pause in which the camera pans their hopeful, nervous faces, the host says, "The winner of today's contest is…" Cut to commercial.

That's essentially what President Trump did on Monday, announcing that he'll be making a decision in the next 24 to 48 hours on how he'll respond to the latest apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, this one in the district of Douma, in which dozens of people were killed. Tune in to see what he decides!

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