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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with the Commanding Officers of the USS Ross and USS Porter

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump called Commander Andria Slough, Commanding Officer of USS Porter, and Commander Russell Caldwell, Commanding Officer of USS Ross, to thank them and their personnel for successfully executing the strike against the Shayrat Air Base in Syria, the location the regime of Bashar al-Assad used to launch a heinous chemical weapons attack against innocent civilians.  The President commended the two commanders and their crews for the speed, precision, and effectiveness with which they carried out the operation.  The President communicated that, as the Commander in Chief, he could not be more proud of the crews of USS Porter and USS Ross and their flawless execution of the operation.