While Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest was preparing a statement expressing the White House’s “deep concern” over reports of a gas attack in Syria that killed as many as 1,300, the president was making a stop on his bus tour to do this:

NBC’s Chuck Todd noted that aside from that statement of concern, the White House has been tight-lipped on its options, although CNN’s Jim Acosta is reporting that the Defense Department is refining its options should President Obama request action somewhere down the line. For now, though, the administration has ruled out ground troops and a no-fly zone.

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