President Donald Trump’s decision to intervene in Syria was a result of his daughter’s influence, who was “heartbroken and outraged” following the devastating chemical attack by Syrian regime forces.
Trump’s middle son, who also runs his many businesses, spoke to The Daily Telegraph, and said his father was “deeply affected” by the horrifying images in the wake of the attack.
He added that president’s order to hit a Syrian air base with 59 Tomahawk missiles was at least partially influenced by Ivanka Trump, who was appalled by the sarin gas attack on civilians apparently carried out by Assad’s forces.
The businessman, whose wife is pregnant with their first child, said: “It was horrible. These guys are savages and I’m glad he responded the way he responded.”
He added: “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.
In what’s sure to be a minority opinion, Eric Trump also called his father “a great thinker, practical not impulsive,” and added: “I’m proud he took that action and believe me he thinks things through.”