Following President Donald Trump’s asserted that the horrific images from a chemical weapons attack in Syria forced him to authorize a missile strike last week, it has come to light that his daughter Ivanka also had a hand in taking the crucial decision.
After more than 80 people were killed, including children, in a chemical weapons attack in Idlib province, the US fired missiles at the Syrian airbase.
The president launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian government air base he alleged was involved in a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians last week.
For months Ivanka Trump has served as an advisor to her father,in both informal and formal capacities,sticking primarily to women’s issues.
But according to sources Ivanka’s brother Eric revealed that her influence may go beyond equal pay and maternity leave,and could even extend to military strategy.
Speaking at the Trump Turnberry golf club in Scotland, Eric Trump said, he was “sure” that Ivanka influenced the President’s decision last week to order a missile strike against a Syrian air base after a chemical weapons attack against civilians. According to her brother, Ivanka was “heartbroken and outraged” by the attack, which left dozens of Syrians dead, including young children.
“Ivanka is a mother of three kids, and she has influence,” Trump said. “I’m sure she said, ‘Listen, this is horrible stuff.’ My father will act in times like that.”
Trump himself was “deeply affected” by the pictures of children being “sprayed down by hoses to keep their skin from burning,” according to his son. “It was horrible. These guys are savages and I’m glad he responded the way he responded.”
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked about Ivanka at the daily press briefing and said, “There’s no question Ivanka and others weighed in to him” after seeing horrific pictures of the victims of the chemical attack.
Spicer said he didn’t know if Ivanka had discussed the response U.S. missile attack with her father.
The day before the strikes, Ivanka Trump tweeted: “Heartbroken and outraged by the images coming out of Syria following the atrocious chemical attack yesterday.”
And the day after, she tweeted: “The times we are living in call for difficult decisions – Proud of my father for refusing to accept these horrendous crimes against humanity.”