There seems to be a problem in the West Wing of the White House. The issue involves Priebus and Bannon on one side while Kushner and Ivanka Trump are on the other, the issue boils down to the fact that Kushner and Ivanka consider themselves to be above other staff members (Woodward 129). This comes due to their relationship with Trump, with Ivanka being the President’s daughter and Kushner his son-in-law. Having said that, the pair fails to consider the accepted protocols and processes within the West Wing. This issue aggravates Bannon and Priebus and they confront the couple several times, including talking to Trump with no success (Woodward 129). Another issue involves McMaster. The author describes him as a man of order and discipline. This is the main issue that makes him incompatible with Trump.
News reaches Trump that Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian dictator, used sarin gas to cause the brutal deaths of numerous rebels. Among the dead are women, children, and babies (Woodward 130). These actions seem to annoy Trump on a personal level. He wants to kill Assad and the US military start planning a strike. Bannon is concerned about the possibilities of war if the attack on Syria goes wrong. Nonetheless, they come up with a plan and launch a missile strike (Woodward 134). After the strike, Trump calls Graham to talk about the action he took. Graham is happy and wants Trump to strategize a solution, based on the possibility that Assad may decide to retaliate.