The President did not say anything about the specifics of the attack; instead, the White House has become focused on a fight over what Mr. Trump said to the widow of one of the soldiers, and how it was interpreted by family members, and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), who is close to the family.
On Capitol Hill, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, again said that little information had been given to members of Congress about the attack, making clear his frustration at the lack of details.
"It may require a subpoena," McCain said on Thursday.
McCain has already threatened to slow down work some Pentagon nominees to get the attention of military leaders, so they will provide more information about the Niger situation, and he made clear that he has sent that message to the Defense Secretary.
This morning, McCain expressed his frustration with the Trump Administration on another front, after the White House did not send a witness to a Senate hearing on defending against cyber attacks.
"We're going to have to demand a better cooperation and better teamwork than we are getting now," McCain said at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
It wasn't clear if McCain would hold hearings on the Niger incident, as Democrats started to publicly ask questions as well.
"The Senate Armed Services Committee has a responsibility to ask critical questions about our mission in Niger and ensure our troops have the resources they need," said Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), in a letter to McCain, asking for hearings into the incident, and echoing McCain's concerns.
"Since the incident, the Pentagon has provided few details about the circumstances of the ambush and the U.S. and partner force response once they came under attack," Nelson said.