The Latest: Trump softens tone on Syria withdrawal

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the White House visit of French President Emmanuel Macron (all times local):

1:20 p.m.

President Donald Trump says U.S. troops will come home from Syria, but he wants to leave a "strong and lasting footprint" in the region.

Trump's comment signaled a softening in tone. Trump was insisting just a few weeks ago that he wanted to pull out U.S. troops and leave the job of rebuilding Syria to others in the region.

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