Donald Trump’s decision for a missile launch on a Syrian airbase in response to the devastating gas attack conducted by Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, was heavily influenced by his daughter, Ivanka.
The missile attack was not only a way to show that the U.S. is not ‘in league’ with Russia, but Eric Trump said that Ivanka’s reaction to the horrific incident also really pushed Trump to set off missiles on Syria.
“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,” said Eric Trump.
Donald Trump was appalled by the gruesome images that appeared in the media following the gas attack and his son came to his defense on his father’s choice to launch at Syria.
“And by the way, he was anti doing anything with Syria two years ago. 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,” said Eric Trump.
The U.S. State Department had been working towards a plan to ‘stabilize’ Syria but a spokesman from the White House said, “If you gas a baby, you’re going to see a reaction from this President.”
Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, had planned to go to Russia for a meeting but cancelled the trip last minute. Johnson claims that Russia will have to deal with new sanctions if it doesn’t end its support for Assad.
According to Johnson, Russia's relationship with the Syrian president is dangerous and "poisoning the reputation of Russia."
See the full story on the Telegraph.co.uk.