President Donald Trump was reportedly moved to launch a missile strike in Syria last week by his eldest daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump, who was “heartbroken” by images of Syrian children killed in a chemical attack President Bashar al-Assad is believed to have carried out against his own people.
“Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence,” the President’s son, Eric, told Britain’s Daily Telegraph. “I’m sure she said ‘listen, this is horrible stuff.’ My father will act in times like that.”
“And by the way, he was anti doing anything with Syria two years ago,” Eric Trump continued. “Then a leader gasses their own people, women and children, at some point America is the global leader and the world’s superpower has to come forward and act and they did with a lot of support of our allies and I think that’s a great thing.”
Last week was far from the first time the Syrian government had attacked its civilians. After an August 2013 sarin gas attack attributed to Assad’s military killed some 1,400, including many children, in the Damascus suburbs, Trump urged former President Barack Obama not to take military action against Syria.
“There is no upside and tremendous downside,” Trump said on Twitter at the time.
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