Donald Trump’s presidential decision to strike Syria had been influenced by Ivanka, his daughter, after she was “heartbroken and outraged” after seeing the nation’s alleged chemical attack, said one of President Trump’s sons to a British paper.
The Air Strike
The president had launched 59 cruise missiles on Syrian air bases he believed were involved in the chemical weapon attack that saw the deaths of many civilians a week ago.
Trump’s son, Eric, 33, said to the Daily Telegraph Monday that the presiden’ts decision was partly influenced by Ivanka after she stated she had been “heartbroken and outraged” by the attack.
“Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence,” said Eric Trump as he spoke to the newspaper in their gold resort, Trump Turnberry, in Ayrshire, Scotland. “I’m sure she said, ‘Listen, this is horrible stuff.’ My father will act in times like that.”
Trump said he personally was “deeply affected” by photos of children “sprayed down by hoses to keep their skin from burning,” said his son. “It was horrible. These guys are savages and I’m glad he responded the way he responded.”
He said about the president: he is “a great thinker, practical not impulsive,” and “I’m proud he took that action, and believe me he thinks things through.”
When asked regarding Russia’s recent threat of escalation in military action, Trump said to the paper that his dad wouldn’t be intimidated.
“There will be no one harder — he has got more backbone than anybody,” he stated. “He is not a guy who gets intimidated. I can tell you he is tough and he won’t be pushed around. The cards will shake out the way they do but he’s tough.”
Russia has significantly backed the Syrian leader President Bashar al-Assad, who had been fighting with rebels for over six years.