Eric Trump says 'heartbroken and outraged' Ivanka influenced U.S. airstrike on Syria
Wednesday - 12/04/2017 04:47
Eric Trump added during his own interview that he, too, felt the Syrian attack was "horrible."
President Trump's sudden policy reversal to intervene in Syria was a result of his daughter and adviser, Ivanka, having been "heartbroken" over the Bashar al-Assad regime's to use of chemical weapons on its own people, her sibling Eric Trump told a British newspaper.
The elder Trump — who campaigned on a pledge to avoid getting bogged down in foreign conflicts and prioritize making "America Great Again" — decided to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base last week in retaliation for Assad's lethal chemical attack on the village of Khan Sheikhoun because of his eldest daughter's reaction to Assad's assault.
"Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence. I'm sure she said 'listen, this is horrible stuff.' My father will act in times like that," Eric Trump told The Telegraph.
Ivanka Trump, who last month was formally named "special assistant to the President," had tweeted last Tuesday, following news of the Syrian chemical attack that she was "heartbroken and outraged by the images coming out of Syria following the atrocious chemical attack yesterday."