May denies striking Syria at behest of Trump

Prime Minister Theresa May has hit back at critics who say Britain joined airstrikes on Syria at the behest of U.S. President Donald Trump.
May said Monday the U.K. acted “because it is in our national interest to do so.” She says the use of chemical weapons can’t go unchecked.
Royal Air Force jets joined American and French forces in hitting targets in Syria on Saturday in response to a reported chemical attack launched by Syria’s government in the town of Douma.
Some British lawmakers say the government should not have acted without Parliament’s approval.
May told lawmakers that “we have not done this because President Trump asked us to do so. We have done it because we believe it was the right thing to do — and we are not alone.”