The NYT then drastically altered the headline to paint a rougher picture of Trump’s decision to order a strike on a Syrian airstrip in retaliation for the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against its own citizens.
“Acting on Instinct, Trump Upends His Own Foreign Policy,” the new headline read. By press time, no editor’s note had been added to reflect the changes to the headline. The NYT did not immediately return a request for comment.
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